Crab Cakes Melt In Your Mouth

by Sherry Riter in Cooking  ,Food,Recipe,Seafood

Honestly, lump crab is not always readily available or affordable, but I can’t go for long stretches without having a crab cake. Besides, these crab cakes are low fat and not loaded with carbohydrates. This recipe is very simple and so very delicious.

Crab Cakes Melt In Your Mouth

Chesapeake Style
In a mixing bowl, add extremely fine chopped celery

celery

extremely fine chopped lemon zest,

lemon zest


extremely fine chopped onion

onion

garlic

garlic

extremely fine chopped bell pepper

green peppers

minced parsley

parsley

Old Bay Seasoning

old bay

black pepper

pepper

salt

salt

real mayonnaise


mayonnaise

egg

add an egg

Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire Sauce

Almost done!
Add the d
rain crab meat and fresh bread crumbs

crab and bread crumbs

Combine and mix to combine and refrigerate 4 hours.

mix thoroughly

Form into 3-5 thick disks.
I didn’t want to add extra bread and carbohydrates, so I didn’t
coat the disks in crunch crumbs.

make into patties

In a frying pan, gently cook in olive oil about 2 minutes each side or until golden, crunchy brown.
If using fresh crab meat, transfer to a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes to finish fully cooking.

extra virgin olive oil

When one side browns, it is so hard to wait for the other side to brown!!

brown slowly

It only takes a few minutes.

serve

Moist.

Delicious.

Tender.

Do you want a bite?

Would you like a bite?

Crab Cakes Melt In Your Mouth

Chesapeake Style

Ingredients

2 tablespoons celery, extremely finely chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest, extremely finely chopped
2 tablespoons onion, extremely finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon garlic
2 tablespoons bell pepper, extremely finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon minced Parsley
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/8 teaspoon black Pepper
2 dashes salt
2 level tablespoons Real Mayonnaise
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
6 oz or 1 can crab meat
1/3 cup soft, Fresh Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup Crunchy Crumbs or Saltine Crackers (delete salt if you use salted crackers)
2 tablespoons olive oil for cooking
1 lemon for cooking and serving

Preparation:

Drain crab meat. Combine celery, lemon zest, onion, garlic, bell pepper, parsley, Old Bay Seasoning, black pepper, salt, mayonnaise, egg, Worcestershire Sauce, crab meat and bread crumbs. Mix to combine, cover and refrigerate 4 hours. Form into 3-5 thick disks. Gently roll the disks in Crunchy Crumbs (optional). In a frying pan, gently cook in olive oil about 2 minutes each side or until golden, crunchy brown. If using fresh crab meat, transfer to a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes to finish fully cooking. Serve hot.

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