Cajun Crab Cakes

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
16 small crab cakes
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 32 ounces claw crabmeat
  • 2 cups plain bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, recipe follows*
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 red onion, minced
  • Vegetable oil, for pan-frying
  • *Cook's Note: Store bought Cajun seasoning is fine also
Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

Flake the crabmeat into a large bowl and add the bread crumbs, mustard, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, eggs and onion. Mix well but don't overwork or the cakes will be mealy. Divide the mixture into 16 balls and flatten slightly to form the cakes. (The recipe can be made to this point and the cakes can be refrigerated overnight or frozen for up to 1 week.)

Pour 1/2-inch of vegetable oil into a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high. When oil is hot, fry the cakes in batches until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Keep warm in a low oven until ready to serve.

Cajun Seasoning:

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Yield: about 5 teaspoons


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    sip+bite
    Decided to give this a try and the recipe was easy and came out very well, my date loved it. The only variation I did was to use jumbo lump blue crabmeat instead of claw. I can see myself doing this one again.
    Very good cakes and easy to put together
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