Crab cakes

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Crab cakes
Crab cakes
Crab cake with tomato sauce
Servings:Serves 4 - Makes 6 crab cakes
Calories per serving:440
Ready in:1 hour 25 minutes
Prep. time:1 hour 15 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:9th June 2013

You can buy ready prepared crab meat which is much easier to use and judge the weight. However, if you want to fiddle about getting the meat out of claws etc, then that is fine!


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  1. Mix the crab, wholemeal breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and English mustard thoroughly in a bowl.
  2. Divide the mixture into 6 and form into rounds of about 2 cm thick (see Chef's notes below).
  3. Put some flour on a plate, pour the egg onto another plate and the breadcrumbs onto a third plate.
  4. Dust the crab cakes firstly in flour, then coat in the beaten egg and finally in the breadcrumbs.
  5. Leave to rest in the freezer for an hour or so.
  6. Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan to a medium heat and cook the crab cakes for about 4 minutes on each side.

Serving suggestions

Serve with tomato sauce and/or salad.

Chef's notes

The consistency of the crab cakes should be fairly firm, which is why the bread quantity is not specific. You need to get the mixture so that you can easily shape them without them falling apart.

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