Crab Cakes with Sassy Tartar

Total Time:
16 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
6 min

Yield:
6 cakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Sassy Tartar Sauce:
  • 1 (10-ounce) bottle tartar sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 6 dashes hot sauce
  • 1 scallion finely chopped
  • Crab Cakes:
  • 12 ounces lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup herb seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 10 saltine crackers
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Sassy Tartar Sauce:
Directions
Sassy Tartar Sauce:
  • In small bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.

Crab Cakes:
  • In a medium bowl, add crabmeat, mayonnaise, bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, egg, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Form 6 crab cakes approximately 2 1/2 inches diameter and place on baking sheet.

  • In small plastic bag crush the saltine crackers and place into shallow dish. Lightly dredge the formed crab cakes into the crushed crackers and set aside.

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add enough oil to cover bottom of pan. When oil is hot, fry crab cakes in batches for about 3 minutes per side or until just golden brown. Transfer to a sheet pan or plate lined with a paper towel.

  • Serve crab cakes with tartar sauce.


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