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Crab Cakes with Chesapeake Bay Mayo Recipe
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Crab Cakes with Chesapeake Bay Mayo Recipe

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I placed my personal stamp on my Aunt Ellie's crab cake recipe by changing up some of her ingredients. They're served with a tart and tangy creamy sauce. You can serve them on an appetizer spread or as a terrific first-course at a formal dinner.—Michelle Critchell, Moon, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • CRAB CAKES:
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1 crab cake with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 174 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 287 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cover and chill until serving. For crab cakes, in a large bowl, combine the egg, cheese, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, onion, parsley, mustard, seafood seasoning and pepper. Fold in crab. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. With floured hands, shape mixture by 2 tablespoonfuls into 1/2-in.-thick patties. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook crab cakes in oil in batches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with sauce. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Originally published as Crab Cakes with Chesapeake Bay Mayo in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 crab cake with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 174 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 287 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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