Deluxe Crab Cakes
- 1 pound backfin or claw crabmeat
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- ½ teaspoon white pepper, freshly ground
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 ½ tablespoons fresh cracker crumbs
- vegetable oil for frying
- lemon wedges (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine egg, mayonnaise, mustard, cayenne, Tabasco and pepper and whisk until smooth. Add crabmeat, parsley and crumbs and toss together lightly with a fork. Shape into 6 to 8 patties. Place patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Fry in hot oil until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with lemon wedges.
DID YOU KNOW?
Crabs, lobsters, and shrimp are related to barnacles! They all belong to the Phylum Arthropoda which means jointed appendages and a Subphylum called the Crustacea (crustaceans).