Miniature Crab Cakes With Garlic Mayonnaise

Miniature Crab Cakes With Garlic Mayonnaise
Miniature Crab Cakes With Garlic Mayonnaise

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • MINI CRAB CRAB CAKES:

  • 1 1/2

    cups fresh white bread crumbs

  • 8

    ounces fresh crabmeat picked over

  • 1/3

    cup chopped green onions

  • 1/4

    cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • 1

    large egg

  • 2

    tablespoons water

  • 2

    tablespoons vegetable oil

  • GARLIC MAYONNAISE:

  • 1/4

    cup mayonnaise

  • 1

    garlic head roasted, and smashed into a paste

  • 1/4

    teaspoon fresh lemon juice or to taste

Directions

For the Garlic Mayonnaise: In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, garlic and lemon juice. Mayonnaise may be made 3 days ahead and chilled, covered. For Mini Crab Cakes: Mix first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk egg and 2 tablespoons water in small bowl. Stir 2 tablespoons egg mixture into crab mixture (mixture will be dry). Discard remaining egg mixture. Form crab mixture into 4 (1/2-inch thick by 3-inch round) patties, using about 1/2 cupful for each. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add crab cakes and saute until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to plates. Serve with the the Garlic Mayonnaise. This recipe yields 4 servings.

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