southern crab cake


southern crab cake


Ingredients

1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 large egg yolks
1 tbsp chopped parsley

1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper can go up to 1/2 tsp if you want more spice
2 lbs fresh crabmeat drained, flaked and all cartilage removed
3/4 cup plain panko breadcrumbs

1 tbsp oil canola, vegetable or olive oil is best
1 tbsp butter

Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, egg yolks, parsley, mustard, lemon juice, old bay and cayenne until combined. 

Next fold in crabmeat and breadcrumbs and shape into 6-8 crabcakes. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, egg yolks, parsley, mustard, lemon juice, old bay and cayenne until combined. 

Next fold in crabmeat and breadcrumbs and shape into 6-8 crabcakes. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Add butter and olive oil to the skillet over medium heat.
Cook crab cakes for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels then serve with lemon slices and a side of this remoulade sauce.

Notes

If possible, always buy fresh or frozen crab meat rather than canned. Canned options are typically flavorless and rubbery.  My favorite brand is Pontchartrain which I find at Whole Foods.  It is fresh and delicious.  I get their lump crab.