Crab Cakes Northwest Style
A touch of curry powder adds a spicy flavor to these yummy morsels. Serve two or three as a main dish, or one as an elegant appetizer.
- 2 Tbs olive oil, divided
- 3 medium shallots, minced
- 2 cups crab meat, fresh
- 1 Tbs lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 medium egg whites
- 2 Tbs lowfat mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs, divided
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1 Tbs parsley, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a nonstick skillet. Sauté shallots for 2 minutes until soft.
- Place crabmeat in a bowl and break up with a fork. Add shallots, lemon juice, egg whites, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup (30g) bread crumbs, mustard, curry powder and parsley. Stir well and season with salt and pepper.Cover and chill for 1–3 hours.
- When ready to cook, remove from refrigerator. Using a spoon and your hands, mold mixture into 8 cakes. Gently coat each cake with remaining 1/4 cup breadcrumbs.
- Heat remaining oil in a nonstick skillet. Fry cakes 2 or 3 at a time for 5 minutes on each side, turning very carefully. The crab cakes are done when they are a light golden brown.
Calories from Fat 133 (40%)
(23%)Total Fat 15g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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