Wednesday, 18 February 2015


These delicious crab cakes are very easy to prepare and can be served in many ways:  as an entrĂ©e to a dinner, finger food at a cocktail party or just as a light lunch or even as a snack.

delicious crab cake recipe

You need (for 4 people, 2 per person)
1 kg of cooked crab meat
Half a cup of coriander stocks and leaves
Half a cup of chopped spring onions
2 tbsp of whole egg mayonnaise
½ cup of breadcrumbs
1 egg
Splash of Tabasco sauce (optional)
1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
5 tbsp of vegetable oil

For crumbling the cakes:
3-4 tbsp of white flour
3-4 tbsp of breadcrumbs
1-2 eggs lightly beaten
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
2-3 tbsp of sesame seeds

For Tartar source you need:
1 tbsp of whole egg mayonnaise
1 tbsp of horseradish cream
4 small finely chopped gherkin
1 tsp of capers
1 tbsp of water
Freshly ground black paper
1/4 of finely chopped Spanish onion
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Of course, you can buy fresh crabs, boil them and then pick the meat out.  However, I went the easiest way and bought the cooked crab meat from our local fishmonger. If you do the same, make sure that when you open the packet, that you get rid of any excess liquid that might be in it. Then, combine the first nine ingredients and give it a good mix to achieve consistency, give it a taste and adjust the seasoning.   If the mix seems a bit runny, add more bread crumbs.  Take a table spoon and scoop a crab mixture, roll it into a ball with your hands, then flatten between your palms and place it on a flat tray or big plate.  Continue with the rest of the mixture until you have made 16 patties; refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. Then prepare two flat plates and one bowl, scoop 2-3 tbsp of flour onto the first plate, spread sesame seeds onto the second plate and beat two eggs into a bowl and season lightly with salt and pepper.

Take the cakes out of the fridge, heat the frying pan, or two, to speed up the process, pour vegetable oil, take one cake, dip both sides of it into flour first, then into the egg mixture, then press into the sesame seeds and into the pan.  Make sure that the heat is moderate, fry for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown, place on a paper towel to get rid of the excess oil. 

To make the Tartar source:
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and give it a taste, adjust the seasoning to your liking.  If it is too thick, add another spoon of water.

To serve – place two cakes on the plate, add a spoonful of Tartare souse and  garnish with a slice of lemon.  Serve with sweet chili sauce on the side.


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