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Easy Crab Cakes Recipe
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Easy Crab Cakes Recipe

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Ready-to-go crabmeat makes these tender little patties a breeze to serve for dinner on a busy weeknight. —Charlene Spelock, Apollo, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 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

Nutritional Facts

2 crab cakes equals 239 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 141 mg cholesterol, 657 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Easy Crab Cakes in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p39

Nutritional Facts

2 crab cakes equals 239 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 141 mg cholesterol, 657 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.

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

Reviews for Easy Crab Cakes(25)

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

Great recipe! To make it healthier, as of March 2014, the medical evidence (I am a biomedical scientist as well as a home cook) firmly suggests a reasonable number of eggs (on the order of 5- 7 per week) Is part of a good diet, and butter is better for us than most margarines. The enemy is trans fats. Olive oil, a usual, would be a better choice for sautéing, but this is a small quantity of butter per serving in any case. It might make more sense to make your own home-made mayo with olive oil, and not worry about the butter. Crab cakes will always be pretty rich in calories, so eat them in moderation and don't fret about using reduced calorie mayo which might have questionable ingredients. Bravo to Canadianangels for common sense remarks! If there is something to watch out for in recipes, it is likely excessive simple carbs and eating too many calories! Eat these cakes with a big, colorful salad and a side dish of Broccoli or braised cabbage. No bread or sides with carbs, and watch the sodium.

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

I thought these were really good and easy to make! They were zippy I wasn't expecting that but loved it. My six year old liked them but she prefers less spice so if I were to make them again for her I may not add the cayanne. Simple ingredients great taste!

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

Did not have cayenne pepper so I added chilli powder, very tasty

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

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.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

loved!

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