Simply Delicious Homemade Crab Cakes
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Simply Delicious Homemade Crab Cakes
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 7
For the Crab:
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat drained
For the Filling:
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1½ cups plain Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup small diced red bell pepper or Sweeties
  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery
  • ½ cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 2 eggs whisked
Cooking Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Spray cooking oil (I use vegetable)
  • Salt to taste for vegetables
  1. In a medium to large metallic nonreactive bowl add the Panko bread crumbs, freshly ground black pepper and Old Bay Seasoning; stir with a spoon or your fingers to evenly mix all ingredients together.
  2. In a medium pan add olive oil, diced red bell peppers, diced celery and diced yellow onion; on medium heat soften until onions are translucent and peppers and celery are softened, about 5 to 8 minutes adding a pinch or 2 of slat to taste, when softened drain excess olive oil and transfer to bowl for cooling, you want to ensure the veggies are completely cooled before mixing into the crab meat (on occasion I will create an ice bath for the veggie bowl to help it cool down faster... to do so add ice and cold water to a medium to large bowl and place small bowl with veggies on top of ice bath to cool - just be careful not to let any of the water or ice seep into the veggie bowl).
  3. To the bread crumb mixture add the crab meat, whisked egg, mayo and veggie mix, using your hands evenly combine all ingredients, once evenly combined ball the crab meat mixture into 4 ounce balls (I use a scale to ensure that each crab ball is the same size), approximately 7 crab balls in total.
  4. Place the 4 ounce balls on a nonreactive sheet pan (I use a Pyrex dish for this), wrap with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a nonreactive sheet pan or Pyrex dish with cooking spray, remove crab cake balls from the fridge and cook in a cooking oil sprayed pan on the stove until sides are golden brown - about 5 minutes a side (flatten balls with spatula while cooking), place browned crab cakes on the baking sheet and place in the oven till the internal temperature of the crab cakes reach 165 degrees (about 15 to 20 minutes). Serve with your favorite remoulade or tartar sauce and a wedge or two of lemon... enjoy!
Recipe by Mamma Rocks the Kitchen at