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How to Make Crab Cakes

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How to make crab cakes that taste like crab, are easy to make, reasonable on the wallet, and adaptable to your taste. Yes, it's possible.

Crab Cakes:
1/2 lb handpicked lump crab meat
1 large egg
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of kosher sea salt to taste
1/4 c saltine crackers ( crumbled - about 6 crackers )
1 Tbsp butter, for baking - or vegetable oil, for sauteing
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon wedges for presentation
Tartar Sauce:
1/2 c mayonnaise
1 Tbsp sweet relish
1 Tbsp shallots ( minced )
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp capers ( chopped )
1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp hot sauce
Pinch of kosher sea salt to taste
2
Nutritions

Calories
430

Sodium
922mg
38% DV

Fat
21g
32% DV

Protein
27g
55% DV

Carbs
28g
9% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV

My caramelized red onion chutney is thick, has a dark caramel colour and a sticky jam-like consistency. You can have it hot or cold, and it goes well with grilled cheese, soups, and even pizza!

Onion Chutney:
10 medium red onions
3 tbsp olive oil
4 bay leaves
1 tbsp mustard seeds or powder
2 tbsp ground black pepper
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
red wine
3 jars
  1. Peel and cut the onions into thin half-moon slices.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottom saucepan and add the onions, bay leaves, ground black pepper and salt.
  3. Cook over low...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
1722

Sodium
310mg
12% DV

Fat
48g
74% DV

Protein
21g
42% DV

Carbs
330g
112% DV

Fiber
41g
164% DV

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