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Zucchini Crab Cakes Recipe
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Zucchini Crab Cakes Recipe

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Fried to golden perfection, these nicely seasoned cakes from Jacqui Correa of Landing, New Jersey, are loaded with fresh zucchini and succulent crabmeat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup lump crabmeat, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 crab cake equals 86 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 325 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute zucchini and onion in 1 teaspoon oil until tender. In a small bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, mustard, thyme, cayenne and zucchini mixture. Fold in crab. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. With floured hands, shape mixture into four 3/4-in.-thick patties. In the same skillet, cook crab cakes in remaining oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Yield: 4 crab cakes.
Originally published as Zucchini Crab Cakes in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 crab cake equals 86 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 325 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 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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