Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes-Annette's

Annette W.

By
@greeneyez

We found some jumbo lump crab meat on sale at a local surf and turf store and bought a pound of it. When you're from Nebraska you always jump at the shot of finding good seafood on sale. These crab meat pieces were about the size of a quarter. I tried to keep them whole which made making the crab cakes challenging. Keeping them together as I formed the patties was a task BUT it was well worth it in the end. They were divine.
Squeeze with fresh lemon and top w/ my curry mango aioli. Also found her on JAP.

Recipe and pictures are my own.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

THESE CRAB CAKES ARE TOPPED WITH MY CURRY MANGO AIOLI. IT IS ALSO POSTED HERE ON JAP AS WELL. THESE TRULY AREN'T THE SAME WITHOUT IT!

1 large
egg
2 heaping Tbsp
mayonnaise
2 tsp
dijon mustard
1/2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp
lemon juice, fresh
1 pkg
ritz crackers, crushed ( you may not need this many if crab meat pieces aren't huge, use your judgement)
1 lb
jumbo lump crab meat
2 tsp
old bay seasoning
2 Tbsp
fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Gather all your ingredients ahead of time to make things easier on yourself.
2
In a medium bowl, combine the egg, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire, Tabasco, lemon juice, Old Bay, salt and pepper. Mix so that all the ingredients are well-incorporated.
3
Add the cracker crumbs and parsley and mix well.
4
Gently fold in crabmeat until just combined (try not to break up lumps of crabmeat).
5
Using wet hands, shape mixture into 6 patties---8 patties if you like them smaller (do not pack too firmly; cakes should be as loose as possible and still hold their shape).
6
Put the crab cakes on a large platter or cookie sheet as they're shaped. Cover with foil and refrigerate at least 1 hour before cooking.
7
Set oven on Broil ( or around 450 ) and place crab cakes a non stick sprayed cookie sheet. Put crab cakes in oven on medium height rack.
8
After 3 minutes of initial cooking time open oven to check crab cakes, if golden brown turn over using a spatula and your hands. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. (Every oven varies so cooking time will vary. You will know to turn when they are golden brown)
9
Drain on paper towel if need be. Serve with lemon and my Curry Mango Aioli. (Recipe also on JAP) Enjoy!

Curried Mango Aioli-Annette's