Crab Cakes with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Crab Cakes with Homemade Tartar Sauce

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Crab Cakes:

  • ¼

    cup mayonnaise

  • ¼

    cup minced green onions

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1

    tablespoon finely grated lemon peel

  • 4

    teaspoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • 2

    teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon

  • ¼

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1

    pound Alaskan king crabmeat

  • 1

    cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

  • 4

    tablespoons (or more) unsalted butter

  • 2

    tablespoons (or more) canola oil

  • 3

    cups mixed baby green lettuces

  • Lemon wedges

  • Tartar Sauce:

  • 1

    cup mayonnaise

  • ¼

    cup diced peeled cored Granny Smith apple

  • ¼

    cup finely chopped dill pickle

  • ¼

    cup finely chopped onion

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2

    tablespoons drained capers

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2

    teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. 2. In a large bowl, whisk the first 8 ingredients. Mix in the crabmeat and panko, breaking up the crabmeat slightly. Let stand 15 minutes. 3. Using a 3-inch ring mold, form the crab mixture into 8 patties on the prepared baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 1 day. 4. In each of 2 large heavy skillets, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the crab cakes to the skillets and cook until golden on both sides, adding more butter and oil as needed, about 5 minutes total. To make the tartar sauce: 5. In a medium bowl, whisk all the ingredients to blend. Season with salt and pepper. Coverand refrigerate up to 2 days. To serve: 6. Mound the lettuce on 4 plates. Set 2 crab cakes on each plate. Top with the tartar sauce and serve with lemon wedges.


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