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Crab Cakes

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Delicious, easy Maryland-style crab cakes with a garlicky yogurt dipping sauce.
Course: Dinner/Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 305

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ to 2 cups pork panko crumbs, divided, (you can also use regular seasoned breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs, (I use thyme + oregano)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crab meat, drained and flaked
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For the Yogurt Dip

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs, (I used mint + parsley)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  • Reserve 1/2 cup crumbs and set aside on a plate.
  • In a mixing bowl combine 1 cup crumbs, peppers, scallions, mayonnaise, egg, lemon juice, old bay seasoning, herbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the crab meat and stir it all together until well combined. If mixture is too wet, add more crumbs to the crab mixture to reach desired consistency.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 balls.
  • Place reserved crumbs in a plate and roll each crabmeat ball in the crumbs; gently flatten to make a thick patty.
  • Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add crab cakes to the hot oil; cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Flip over the crab cakes and continue to cook for 3 more minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Transfer crab cakes to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • In the meantime prepare the Yogurt Dip by adding all the Dip ingredients to a small mixing bowl; whisk to combine.
  • Serve crab cakes with the Dip.

Notes

NET CARBS: 4 g (with pork rind crumbs)
Nutrition Facts
Crab Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 995mg41%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 532IU11%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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