Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes
These crab cakes are a mixture of crab meat - of course - with onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg and mayonnaise.

The cakes are made fairly thick and shallow fried in a pan, but they can also be deep fried.
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Last modified on: July 1st 2015

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For 6 cakes, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 2 cakes 3 cakes 6 cakes 12 cakes 18 cakes
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 2 min.
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Put 250 g crab meat into a bowl and pour 2 tablespoons lemon juice over.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
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Chop 1 onion finely (spring onions here, as they are in season).

Stage 3 - 4 min.
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Add the chopped parsley, 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise and 1 Egg. Salt sparingly and pepper generously.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Mix all this together.

If the mixture is too wet or soft, add more breadcrumbs.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
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Shape into thick cakes with your hands or, for a more regular shape, use a cutter and a tablespoon.

Stage 6 - 30 min.
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Use up all the mixture, then refrigerate the prepared crab cakes for at least 30 minutes. This will firm them up so that they do not fall apart during cooking.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Pour 6 tablespoons oil into a frying pan on medium heat. When hot, gently lower in 2 crab cakes.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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Fry the crab cakes on both sides until nicely browned.

Cook all the cakes like this, putting them on absorbant paper to drain off excess oil as you take them out of the pan.

Stage 9
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Serve with a green salad or coleslaw and a dollop of mayonnaise on top.
For a more robust flavour, you can replace the mayonnaise with a spoonful of mustard.
Should be eaten immediately.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,578 Kcal or 6,607 Kj54 gr37 gr135 gr
79 %21 %4 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
267 Kcal or 1,118 Kj9 gr6 gr23 gr
13 %4 %1 %3 %
Per cakes
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
263 Kcal or 1,101 Kj9 gr6 gr22 gr
13 %3 %1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Shellfish, Gluten, leaven, Egg, Sulfites, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 cakes : 8.25 €
  • Per cakes : 1.38 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Crab meatCrab meat: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Verrine of avocado mousse and crab, Seafood feuillantines, Breton Sandwich, Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , ... All
OilOil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , Tournedos Rossini, Oven omelette, "Au vert" beef, Creamy "terre et mer" pots, ... All
Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cretan salad, Tender tuna, Gravlax, Cauliflower tabouleh, Avocado mousse with sorrel, ... All
BreadcrumbsBreadcrumbs: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Wiener Schnitzel, Scallops au gratin, Crunchy little pieces of fish, Tomatoes Provençal, Escalope cordon bleu, ... All
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