- 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
- 1 Eggland's Best Egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
- 1 tablespoon butter
- In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup bread crumbs, green onions, red pepper, egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder and cayenne; fold in crab.
- Place remaining bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Divide mixture into eight portions; shape into 2-in. balls. Gently coat in bread crumbs and shape into a 1/2-in.-thick patty.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add crab cakes; cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
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Did not have cayenne pepper so I added chilli powder, very tasty
My European born and bred family loved these. While reading the other reviews, I don't understand the obsession with cutting out the egg yolk and calling that 'healthier', as eggs contain one of the most healthy types of fat (specifically the LDL cholesterol) which is necessary for good body function as well as essential for growing brains. Please, for all of you still hung up on the stigmatization of eggs as being so unhealthy due to the cholesterol content in the yolks, research this some more and learn the truth: eggs are very healthy and will help you remain healthy and strong.
Sorry for those annoyed by my PSA, but this fact has been known for years and it's my opinion that the war against eggs was waged to sell expensive 'egg replacement' products.
Question concerning the recipe: is there a way to make it healthier? I'm trying to lower my family's cholesterol, and my max for a main dish is 75mg. Can egg whites be used instead of a whole egg? The lemon juice probably helps, but it likely looses it's good qualities in cooking. Also is there a decent butter substitute? Something tasteless like olive or sunflower oil?
Excellent recipe and to MystiRiver, yes, you can use salmon. In fact I have used both canned salmon and salmon in a pouch. I also used gluten free bread crumbs. Next time I will add Old Bay.
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