Sunday, February 7, 2010

Crab cakes!

I love Alex. Sometimes he makes me fabulous things, like these crab cakes. They are fairly easy to make, and so delicious.

Alex's crab cakes

1/2 lb lump crab meat, picked over for shells
1/2 onion, minced
1 carrot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
1 egg
2 t mustard
2 t grated horseradish
2 T mayonnaise
3/4 c to 1 c bread crumbs, plus more for coating
3 T oil for frying

Cook the onion, carrot and garlic in 1 T butter until softened. Put the crab in a bowl, add vegetables, salt and pepper, egg, mustard, horseradish, and mayonnaise. Add in the breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup at a time, until the mixture isn't too wet and holds together when you press it into a ball. Divide mixture into six balls, and flatten into tight patties. Coat on each side with breadcrumbs. Heat the oil in a pan, and cook on each side until well browned.

Makes six, serve with cocktail sauce or remoulade sauce or just eat plain.


  1. Yet another popular food I have never tried. You are a mad kitchen scientist! I mean that in a good way...

  2. I love a good crab cake. I need to get to making these!

  3. Crab cakes are one of my all time favorite foods. I need to add them to my to make list asap!

  4. I sampled Alex's wonderful crab cakes many times at the Warsaw Cafe. Can you please ask him if his infamous "special sauce" found its way into this recipe as well????