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The sweet, clean flavor of crab shines in this recipe for Classic Crab Cakes. This light but filling seafood staple mainly relies on ingredients that are already in your fridge and pantry and comes together in less than half an hour. We've also included a salmon variation if you're not in the mood for crab. 

Christine Burns Rudalevige
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2013

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
24 mins
total:
24 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 crab cake and 1 lemon wedge)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine 1/3 cup panko and next 10 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl, stirring well. Add crab; stir gently just until combined. Place remaining 1/3 cup panko in a shallow dish. Using wet hands, shape crab mixture into 4 equal balls. Coat balls in panko. Gently flatten balls to form 4 (4-inch) patties.

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  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Serve with lemon wedges.

  • Variation: Salmon Cakes Prepare Classic Crab Cakes recipe, substituting 8 ounces cooked, flaked salmon for the crab. Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salmon cake and 1 lemon wedge) Calories 210; Fat 11g (sat 4g); Sodium 307mg

Chef's Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

This recipe is also featured in Southern Living Magazine with the title "Light Crab Cakes."

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; fat 7.8g; saturated fat 0.9g; mono fat 4.2g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 16.3g; carbohydrates 8.8g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 107mg; iron 0.9mg; sodium 482mg; calcium 70mg.
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