Corn and Crab Cakes

The recipe is from Cooking Light, August 2012 and is delicious. I love a good crab cake and while this isn’t a “traditional” crab cake, the sweet corn with the crab was a terrific combination. A great recipe for excellent crab cakes and a must make again.

crabcakes

Ingredients:
Cakes:

1/2 cup fresh yellow corn kernels
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
3 tablespoons chopped green onions
3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
8 ounces crab claw meat, shell pieces removed
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), divided
Cooking spray
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided

Sauce:
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Dash of kosher salt
1 drop hot pepper sauce

Preparation:

  1. To prepare cakes, combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until well blended.
  2. Stir in 3/4 cup panko.
  3. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions; shape each into a 1-inch-thick patty.
  4. Arrange patties in a single layer on a small baking sheet.
  5. Place patties in freezer for 20 minutes or until firm.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  8. Add remaining 3/4 cup panko to pan; coat panko lightly with cooking spray.
  9. Cook 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.
  10. Place toasted panko in a shallow dish; dredge crab cakes in toasted crumbs.
  11. Wipe pan clean with paper towels.
  12. Melt 2 1/4 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; swirl to coat.
  13. Coat both sides of 4 cakes with cooking spray.
  14. Add coated cakes to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  15. Remove from pan, and keep warm.
  16. Repeat procedure with remaining butter, cooking spray, and crab cakes.
  17. To prepare sauce, combine parsley and remaining ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Serve with cakes.

Yields 8; Serving size: 2 cakes and about 1 tablespoon sauce.

Nutritional Information:
Calories 279
Fat 13.9 g
Satfat 3.3 g
Monofat 5.5 g
Polyfat 2.9 g
Protein 15.6 g
Carbohydrate 20.5 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 109 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 569 mg
Calcium 68 mg

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