KAREN’S KILLER FIXIN’S: MINI-CRABCAKESIt’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is MINI-CRABCAKES.
I love seafood! If it comes from the sea, I’m likely to have tried it and loved it. Craved it. One of my absolute favorites are crabcakes. Not all crabcakes are created equal, though, so I looked for a good recipe for a long time. This is it! It’s easy to make, too. Make a salad and you’ve got dinner. (Hmmm, where is my grocery list? I’ve got a craving!)I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!
P.S. We’re at 25 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, etc.
MINI-CRABCAKES [Makes 24 mini-crabcakes]
1 lb. fresh or pkg. crabmeat ½ sweet red pepper, finely diced 3 scallions, chopped 2 eggs 1/3 cup mayonnaise ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper ¼ tsp. dried tarragon, crumbled 1 cup yellow cornmeal 6 T. vegetable oil Remoulade, recipe follows
Pick through crabmeat to remove shell or cartilage. Stir in red pepper, scallion, eggs, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and tarragon. Add ½ cup of the cornmeal; place remaining cornmeal in small bowl. Let mixture rest 10 minutes. Using 2 T. mixture for each, form 24 2-inch crab cake patties. Shape with your hands, then coat patties with remaining cornmeal. Heat 3 T. of the oil in large skillet over med-med/high heat. Cook 12 of the crab cakes for 3 minutes. Flip over; continue to cook an additional 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining 3 T. oil and remaining 12 crab cakes. Place on paper towels before serving with remoulade.
Remoulade: Stir together ½ cup mayonnaise, 1 T. chopped capers, 1 T. fresh lemon juice, 2 tsp. pickle relish, 2 tsp. sugar and a dash of hot-pepper sauce.