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Crab Cakes with Imperial Sauce


The family will love these Crab Cakes with Imperial Sauce. The added Saltine cracker crumbs make a nice crust and the mayonnaise based sauce is perfect complement to the sweet crab.

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  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup juice from 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 1/2 pounds crabmeat, picked over for shells
  • 1 1/4 cups Saltine crackers (1 sleeve)
  • 4 scallions , minced
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil


Servings 6
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

If you can find it, buy fresh lump crabmeat for the crab cake. You'll need 1 sleeve of saltines here; crush them until most have turned to dust, leaving a few pieces no bigger than a pebble.

Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire, hot sauce, and Old Bay in large bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce for serving.

Fold crabmeat, saltines, and scallions into remaining sauce until combined. Form crabmeat mixture into eight 1-inch-thick patties.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add 4 crab cakes and cook until golden brown, 21/2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to platter and tent with foil. Repeat with remaining oil and crab cakes. Serve with reserved sauce.

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