Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Crab Cakes

M's made these crab cakes a couple of times, and they're pretty awesome:
  • 1 pound crab meat (we buy one-pound cans of crab claw meat from Trader Joe's)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 finely chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
In a big bowl, mix together the crab meat, egg, scallions, panko breadcrumbs, Sriracha, mayo, mustard, lemon juice, onion powder, pepper and salt. Use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to divide the mixture into 8 patties, and flatten them a little.

Stick the oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until the butter stops foaming, and then cook the patties for about 4 minutes per side or until they're golden brown. (Don't move 'em around too much while cooking -- they're fragile until they set!) Makes 4 servings.