Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Mini-Crabcakes


It’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!

One of the things I love about the holidays are all of the special recipes family and friends pull out for those holiday meals and parties. A lot of seafood goes on sale at this time of the year, too. I love seafood of all kinds, especially crabcakes. Today’s recipe is something you can make quickly for your guests, a taste of the sea and a nice complement to other party dishes.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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[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.

Happy Eating!

8 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Mini-Crabcakes”

  1. This sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing…I will use this for my offering at my family Christmas Eve party!!

  2. Thanks for sharing Karen. I hope to start doing some holiday baking this weekend. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    1. Happy Baking, Eileen! I love holiday baking. Intended to bake this weekend for presents this weekend but a cold has scotched that idea. Sigh. I’ll focus on Christmas decorations instead. 🙂

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