cup lump or backfin crabmeat
cup special crabmeat
= (small pieces white crabmeat)
teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
lemon -- juiced
cups panko bread crumbs
Vegetable oil -- for frying
If using a deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees. In a bowl combine the crabmeat, mayonnaise, and pepper. Form into either 1-ounce balls for fritters or into 3-ounce cakes. Roll in the panko to evenly coat. Deep-fry the fritters in until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes or pan-fry the cakes in 1 to 2 inches of 375 degree vegetable oil until golden brown and flip to brown on the other side about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain both on a tray lined with paper towels. Serve immediately. This recipe yields 4 to 6 cakes, 16 fritters.