Jan. 11, 2023 | CHH Foundation
by Bradley Burck

Healthy Recipe: Crab Cakes

Huntington's Kitchen

Healthy Eating

Instead of ordering out…

Crab is an expensive delicacy, meaning it makes sense to learn to cook your own. Start by preparing the seasonings. Slice and dice onions and a red bell pepper (or green). They will go into a pan with a touch of olive oil and cook until soft.

You can also add a clove of sliced garlic, or a teaspoon of garlic powder. Don’t add the garlic right away so it won’t burn and yield a bitter flavor.

While that’s finishing, chop some parsley to go inside the crab cake. You will add the parsley to a bowl with a beaten egg and some bread crumbs that will form the base for frying. To that add three tablespoons of mayonnaise, a tablespoon of mustard (I like spicy brown, but alternatives like yellow or Dijon are fine), and a teaspoon of Worcestershire.

Stir everything up.

Be sure to allow enough time for the onion and peppers to cook before adding them to the mixing bowl, adding a splash of lemon juice for freshness. Finally, add the crab by breaking it into pieces while stirring it into the bowl. If the mixture seems dry, you might need another tablespoon of mayo so you have a cake that sticks together well.

If the cake sizzles when you add it, that’s a good sign the pan is ready. While the crab is cooking, make a cajun remoulade sauce. It’s easy: mayo, sour cream, mustard, horseradish, pickle relish, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce all blend to make a perfect accompaniment for cooked crab.

This video will give you a fuller view of the process.

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