I cooked some crabcakes tonight for the first time. I am on a VLCD currently so I only had a single bite to taste them, but my JBQ said that they were delicious. I calculated that it’s about 135-150 calories per crabcake. So, here’s the recipe, it makes 4 large crabcakes which is enough for 2 servings, or 4 servings if you are not an American (yes Mike, that’s a joke).

Ingredients (makes 4 large crabcakes)
* 1 egg
* 1 can of real crab meat
* 2 teaspoons of mayonaise
* 1 teaspoon mustard
* paprica or chilli powder
* 4-5 tbspoons of sunflower oil
* 6 tbspoons of breadcrumbs (use 2 Tbspoons of almond flour for Paleo version)
* half a cup of vegetables that consists of:
– onion
– carrot
– celery
– green pepper
– red pepper

1. In a small bowl beat the egg lightly. Stir in well the mayo and the mustard.
2. Finely chop all vegetables in very small pieces. Boil them for about 2 minutes in some boiling hot water. Drain well.
3. Pour the vegetables in the bowl and add 5 tbspoons of the breadcrumbs. Season with paprica or chilli powder.
4. Open the can and drain well the water out of the crab meat. Use your fingers to squeeze out any water that’s left in the crab meat. Then, place the meat in the bowl.
5. Mix all ingredients well with a teaspoon. If the mixture is way too liquid, add more breadcrumbs in it.
6. In a small plate pour 2-3 tbspoons of breadcrumbs to create a small “mountain”.
7. Using your fingers separate the mixture in 4 equal parts. Take one of the four parts and shape it as as burger (it will be kinda soft, that’s ok). Then, with your other hand get some of the breadcrumbs from the plate and coat evenly both sides of your burger/cake. Set aside and do the same for the other 3 mixture parts.
8. In a large frying pan pour the sunflower oil and heat it up in a medium heat. Using a spatula transfer your cakes to the pan to fry.
9. After about 3-4 minutes or after it’s gotten golden brown, turn the cakes around and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
10. Serve hot, with tartar sauce and with vegetables of your choice. Trust me and don’t opt for fries for this dish.


1 Comment »

mikesum32 wrote on February 20th, 2007 at 10:51 AM PST:

I’m outraged ! How dare you bony Europeans ! ;-) You can pry my butter from my cold slippery hands.

Please don’t end up looking like a WWII photo.

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