Crab Cakes with Smoky Onion

Smoky onion remoulade is a terrific accompaniment to these crab-studded cakes from Marc Forgione at American Cut in Manhattan. At the restaurant, he smokes onions, but the sauce is also great made with charred onions and seasoned with smoked salt.

Crab Cakes with Smoky Onion

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  • remoulade

  • 1

    medium onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1

    tablespoon canola oil

  • Kosher salt

  • ¾

    cup mayonnaise

  • 1

    tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • tablespoons minced chives

  • 1

    tablespoon minced shallot

  • ½

    teaspoon chili powder

  • teaspoon cayenne

  • Smoked sea salt, such as Maldon