Baked Crab Cakes Recipe

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Baked Crab Cakes

Eleanor Baldwin

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@Elliescooking

The hospital I work at occasionally will post recipes. This is one that was posted last year. I have made it several times and they are wonderful. Since they are baked, the fat calories are reduced. I have used the "fake" crab meat also and it does not affect the outcome.


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Serves:

6 Cakes

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
lump crab meat
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
2 tsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
finely chopped onion
1 tsp
old bay seasoning
1/2 tsp
garlic, minced
1/8 tsp
crushed, dried tarragon
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cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp
mayonnaise
6
saltine crackers, crushed fine
1 large
egg, beaten
1/4 c
grated sharp cheddar cheese,
3/4 tsp
paprika

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Toss the crab meat with the lemon juice and refrigerate.
2
Saute onion with butter and olive oil over medium heat until barely limp, about one minute. Transfer to a small bowl to cool.
3
Mix together Old Bay, garlic, tarragon, cayenne pepper, mayonnaise, crackers, and beaten egg. Add the onions and mix well. Fold gently into the crab meat. Divide into 6 portions.
4
Roll the crab mixture into 6 large balls and place in a buttered baking dish 2" apart. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
5
Remove from oven and flatten each ball a little. Sprinkle each one first with the cheese and then with paprika. Broil to toast the cheese a bit. Serve hot.

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