Sunday, September 16, 2007

Krabby Patties (Crab Cakes)

  • 100g crab meat
  • 1 grissini (ground into powder)
  • 1 t parsley
  • 1/2 t tarragon
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/2 t lemon juice
  • 1/4 t cayenne
  • 1/4 t white pepper
  • 1/4 t dry mustard
  • 1/4 t seafood seasoning (optional)

    1. Grind grissini into powder and place into small dish.
    2. In bowl, combine crab meat and remaining ingredients. Mix well & form into patties.
    3. Coat each side of patty with grissini powder.
    4. Brown in non-stick skillet over MED heat for 3 mins each side, or place on George Foreman for 4-5 mins.
    5. Serve immediately.

    TIP: I went through a few rounds of these having trouble keeping them from falling apart. Even though they were still very yummy, I wanted to get a result of them staying together. I found that it helps to squeeze out any excess moisture from crab before adding seasonings and keeping some of the crab in bigger chunks while breaking it apart. Also, you can add some of the grissini powder to the crab mixture before forming patties as this helps it stick together if your crab is still very moist. If I'm making these ahead of time, I will mix the patties and set them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or overnight as this helps the patties set.

    My entire family now enjoys these quite often as they are light and flavorful. When making several for the entire family, I will simply place them on a non-stick baking sheet @ 350 for 10-15 mins. Then broil for 1-2 mins each side to brown.

    These make a great salad topper as well.


    Teri said...

    Nice Blog :)

    BizAdventure said...

    Oh yeah, this is SO on the menu!!!

    Renee said...

    Great! I hope you like it! :)

    HCGgirl said...

    great blog!

    Skinny Cow said...

    I can't wait to try this! Thanks for so many Great Recipes! I was getting sooooo bored with just eating the foods without creativity! I really appreciate this!

    mien said...

    I wonder if adding half an egg white to the patties would help. My mom adds eggs to her meat patties and they don't come apart. Thank you for your wonderful recipes! Can't wait to try them!