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Crab Cakes

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“This recipe was adapted from one on the cooking site. It does not produce the ususal 'Old Bay' or bready type crab cake, but instead, allows the crab to be the focus.”
14-24 large-small crab cakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In bowl, combine crab meat, breadcrumbs, an 1 cup panko.
  2. In small bowl, whisk eggs well and add cream, whisking.
  3. Add cream mixture, mustard, lemon juice, tarragon, onion, and salt/pepper to crab mixture and combine well.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of butter over moderate heat until foam subsides.
  5. Take mounded tablespoon full of crab mixture in hand, and pat panko onto the crab cake to coat (don't try to dip it in the panko as the cake will fall apart).
  6. Drop cake into pan and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes; until deep golden.
  7. Carefully turn over and cook 2 to 3 minutes more.
  8. The cakes may be cooked a few hours ahead.
  9. Place on a cookie sheet and cover.
  10. When ready to serve, reheat in 350°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

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