Cajun Crab Cakes

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Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, these appetizers have just a hint of heat. If you make and freeze a batch ahead, they'll require just a quick sauté to be ready.

  • Portion size 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg (each 7 oz/200 g) frozen crabmeat thawed
  • 1 1/3 cup crushed unsalted soda cracker (about 35)
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely diced sweet green pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated radish
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Method

Place crabmeat in sieve; pick through to remove any cartilage. Press firmly to remove liquid. Transfer to large bowl; stir in crackers, mayonnaise, carrot, green pepper, radishes, green onions, Cajun seasoning, mustard, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper until combined.

Press heaping tablespoonfuls (15 mL) into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Freeze on baking sheet until firm, about 2 hours. Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 2 weeks. Thaw in refrigerator.)

In small bowl, stir sour cream with chives. Set aside.

In nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook crab cakes, in batches and adding more oil as necessary, until golden, 3 minutes per side. Serve with sour cream mixture.

Nutritional facts <b>Per piece:</b> about

  • Sodium 199 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 65.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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