Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fabulous Mini Crab Cakes

These were AMAZING.  I think they are one of the best things I have ever made.  I decided to go a little wild and actually fry them up instead of trying to be healthy by broiling- it was worth it.  I served these alongside a pan of melted brie with roasted red pepper and pecans for the ultimate snacky splurge meal.  

What you need:

10-11 ounces crab meat
1 egg
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1-2 teaspoons mustard
salt and pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
1 1/2 cups panko crumbs, divided
Vegetable oil, for frying
Mix everything but the panko crumbs and oil together.  Add in 1 cup of the panko crumbs.  Form into 1 1/2 inch diameter discs that are about 1/2-3/4 thick.  Dip in remaining panko crumbs.  Heat oil until just sizzling (I did mine over low, but my burner is HOT, so medium might be appropriate for most).  Fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.  Place on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.  Serve with sauce (below).

For the Sauce: 

Mix the following together:

1/4 cup fat free cream cheese
2-3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2-3 tablespoons EACH finely chopped red bell pepper and onion
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce

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