In a bowl, combine the crab, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, Creole seasoning, hot sauce, egg, lemon zest and some salt and pepper. (The mixture will be slightly wet.) Form into cakes using 2 tablespoons or a small ice cream scoop. Place the cakes on a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate to chill and set, about 30 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set near the cooktop. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Using an offset spatula, gently slip the chilled cakes, without crowding, into the oil. Cook until the crab cakes are golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet, and transfer to the prepared plate to drain.
Serve warm with a dollop of Country Remoulade and garnished with chives.
Yield:1 3/4 cups
In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chives, lemon juice, mustard, hot sauce, green onions, celery and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to blend the flavors. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Serve chilled.