Crab Cakes with Chesapeake Bay Mayo Recipe

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
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min./batch

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 large 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

Directions

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.
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 each: 174 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 287mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

  • 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 large 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
  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

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