Crabcake/Bacon Sandwich

Donna Brown


This recipe was adapted from Pat and Gina Neely's Crabcake BLT. Mine is a little lighter version. It makes a wonderful light summer lunch or supper. Pair it with a side of tomato coleslaw or baked fries for a delicious meal.

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Stove Top


1 3/4 c
panko breadcrumbs
1 pkg
imitation crabmeat or 1 lb. lump crab (cartilage and shells removed), broken into small pieces (i use imitation crab as that is our preference)
chopped onions, green onions with tops are fine
lemon zested
about 1/2 lemon, juiced
egg, beaten or egg beaters
1/2 c
mayo with olive oil
about a tablespoon of dijon mustard
your favorite crab seasoning to taste, old bay is fine
extra virgin olive oil to fry
slices turkey bacon, cooked
tomato, lettuce, and dill tartar sauce
dill tartar sauce:
1/2 cup mayo with extra virgin olive oil
2 - 3 teaspoons pickle relish, dill or sweet
juice of 1/2 lemon
dash each of hot sauce and worcestersire sauce
salt and pepper
dash or two cayenne pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

In a pie pan or shallow dish, add 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper, set asice. In another bowl, add 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs, onions, lemon zest, lemon juice, mayo, mustard and seasonings. Mix well. Add beaten egg and crab pieces. Mix well. Gently form crab cakes into patties and coat well with Panko breadcrumbs from reserved container, about an inch thick. Place in a dish in a single layer and cover with plastic wrap or foil. Place in the refrigerator and chill well. I make these in the a.m. and let them set in refrigerator all day. They need to be well chilled before cooking, otherwise they possibly could fall apart. When ready to cook, heat oil in fry pan and gently place crabcakes into hot oil (have it hot but not smoking). Cook about 5 minutes on each side until browned and crispy, turning GENTLTY. Toast buns of your choice, I use whole wheat buns. Place crabcake on toasted buns, top with dill sauce, bacon, tomato and lettuce.
DILL SAUCE - Mix all ingredients and chill.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Crabcakes