Recipes, Things To Do

Island Crab Cakes

October 10, 2012

Ingredients:

1 lb. jumbo lump crabmeat
¼ cup thinly sliced chopped up Vidalia Onion
1 egg
3 tbsp. mayonnaise (Helmans)
¼ cup panko bread crumbs; reserve extra panko bread crumbs
¼ tsp. ground moderately hot red pepper, such Chipotle
½ tsp. sweet paprika
Scant 1 tsp. ground white pepper
Pinch of cayenne
Scant 1 tsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. salt

Cooking Instructions:

1. Transfer the crabmeat into a bowl and keep cold.

2. Whisk the egg with the mayonnaise, and then add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Let mixture gather for 15 minutes.  Scrape egg mixture over crab and fold gently with a rubber spatula. Try not to break up the crab meat lumps. Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for a couple of hours in a tightly covered container.

3. Sprinkle reserved bread crumbs on a plate. Divide crab mixture into quarters; gently form each portion into a loose ball and gently press onto plate to form a disheveled patty. Repeat with remaining crab, cover, and refrigerate until ready to cook, up to several hours.

4. In a skillet over medium heat, warm about ½ inch of olive oil or clarified butter until it is shimmering hot but not smoking. Carefully add crab cakes and turn when nicely colored, about 3 or 4 minutes. Continue cooking second side until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Garnish with lemon and Saffron Aioli (recipe to follow). Serve immediately.


Related Topics

activities beach brunswick brunswick georgia Christmas dinner dogs on beach family family activities family fun fishing Florida Gators football gators Golden Isles historic downtown brunswick historic homes history Hodnett Cooper Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals Holiday Weekend Jekyll Island Most Romantic Towns Mother's Day Real Estate restaurants Shopping St. Simons Dining st. simons island St. Simons Island Beach St. Simons Island events St. Simons Island festivals St. Simons Land Trust summer activities summer camp summer getaway summertime summer vacation Things to do Travel + Leisure USA Today vacation rentals VRBO winter activities

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll to Top