June 18, 2015

Easy crab cakes

I was looking for something very easy, quick,and light to make for dinner. I didn't take anything out and rummuged the cabinets and found that I had one can of crab meet and decided to get to work.

With one can I made four crab cakes. Perfect for just me and Yanni.

So easy to do, simply open a can of crab meet, dump the excess water from can, dump crab meat into a medium sized bowl and mix with the following ingredients: 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, 1/4 teaspoon of paprika or red pepper, 1 egg I used 2 tablespoons of egg white, 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise (optional), 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice, garlic powder and cayenne; fold in crab. You can add more of something or less depending on what you have available and your personal preference.

Next, make balls with the crabmeat and roll in the breadcrumbs, flatten a bit like a patty. Place crab cakes in pan with hot olive oil and cook on each side for about 5 minutes.

For the easy remoulade I drizzeled on top, I combined 1/4 cup of mayo, 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard, lemon juice, few drops of worcestershire sauce, and paprika. This makes a really nice light dinner and goes great with a big salad and/or steamed veggies.

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