What's the price you have to pay for this addictive and tasty morsel you may ask yourself? An extra minute of prep time and 3 more bucks at the store - not too bad.
What's to be gained by making this crab cake recipe before all the others out there? Why, the tastiest crab cake experience available today.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 1 pound king crab meat from the fish man
- 1 bunch of flat leaf parsley
- 1 bunch of green onions
- lemon zest
- 1 hot chili pepper
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 large yellow onion
- green peas (fresh is best, frozen is ok)
- corn (fresh is best, frozen is ok)
- Worcestershire sauce
- 1 large egg
- bread crumbs
- salt and pepper
Step 2: Chop and Combine
Next add 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, 1 large egg, 1 tablespoon of capers, 1/2 of a large onion - finely diced, 4 cloves of chopped garlic, 1/3 cup of green peas, 1/3 cup of corn, and one finely chopped fresh hot chili pepper.
Step 3: Zest and Spice
Finally, shake a few drops of Worcestershire sauce into the mix for good measure and base flavor.
Congratulations - all the ingredients are in!
Step 4: Make Patties and Coat in Bread Crumbs
If it needs more moisture/binder you can add in another egg. If it's feeling too wet, dry it out by adding in more breadcrumbs. You can be pretty liberal in this stage - you're going for something that will form a nice patty first and foremost - the extra egg or bread crumbs won't affect the flavor much at all.
When you've got the mixture feeling good between your fingers, form small 2" - 3" croquettes with it and cover them in more breadcrumbs to get them ready for frying.
Step 5: Pan Fry
You can keep the finished crab cakes warm by placing them in the oven at a low temperature, like 250 F until they're all cooked and ready to serve.
Step 6: Dipping Sauce
You've got to make the sauce that you like, not the sauce that I happened to make this one time I cooked the crab cakes and documented the process. Cooking is a symphony of flavors performing in the ultimate gustatory concert - orchestrated by an expert conductor - your belly!
But, alas, not everyone's belly has conducted an orchestra before, so here's a good place to start...
Combine the following:
- 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 teaspoon horseradish
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons relish
- 1/2 teaspoon dill
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 shakes hot sauce
- 4 shakes Worcestershire sauce
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- salt and pepper to taste