Maryland Crab Cakes Recipe

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Maryland Crab Cakes
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  1. Gently mix the crabmeat, scallions, herb, Old Bay, 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, and mayonnaise in a medium bowl, being careful not to break up the lumps of crab.
  2. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.
  3. Carefully fold in the egg with a rubber spatula until the mixture just clings together. Add more crumbs if necessary. (see note).
  4. Divide the crab mixture into four portions and shape each into a fat, round cake, about 3 inches across and 11/2 inches high.
  5. Arrange the cakes on a baking sheet lined with waxed or parchment paper; cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 30 minutes. (The crab cakes can be refrigerated up to 24 hours.).
  6. Put the flour on a plate or in a pie tin. Lightly dredge the crab cakes in the flour.
  7. Heat the oil in a large, preferably nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
  8. Gently place chilled crab cakes in the skillet; pan-fry until the outsides are crisp and browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  9. Serve immediately with lemon wedges or dipping sauce.
  10. Note: The amount of bread crumbs you add will depend on the moistness of the crabmeat. Start with the smallest amount, adjust the seasonings, then add the egg. If the cakes won't bind at this point, add more bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon at a time. If you can't find fresh jumbo lump crabmeat, pasteurized crabmeat, though not as good, is a decent substitute.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 543.58 Kcal (2276 kJ)
Calories from fat 345.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.39g 59%
Cholesterol 69.7mg 23%
Sodium 171.2mg 7%
Potassium 85.84mg 2%
Total Carbs 13.83g 5%
Sugars 1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.04g 4%
Protein 34.28g 69%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 6%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 32mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 216.18 Kcal (905 kJ)
Calories from fat 137.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.27g 59%
Cholesterol 27.72mg 23%
Sodium 68.08mg 7%
Potassium 34.14mg 2%
Total Carbs 5.5g 5%
Sugars 0.4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.41g 4%
Protein 13.63g 69%
Vitamin C 1.3mg 6%
Iron 0.4mg 5%
Calcium 12.7mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.9
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

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