Crab cake, the mouth watering American recipe, is very famous in many parts of the world. Composed of crab meat and various other ingredients like bread crumbs, eggs, yellow onions and much more, the crab cake entices you to have a bite! Letâs have a look at some of the varieties of this recipe.
1. Maryland Crab Cake
Complexity level: Moderate
Time taken: 20 minutes
Ingredients: You will need to have these things in your kitchen to make a tempting Maryland Crab Cake recipe. 1 pound crab meat, 2 slices white bread after trimming their crusts, 1 beaten egg, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon old bay seasoning TM and 2 tablespoons butter.
Process: Put all ingredients except butter in a bowl and mix them by hand. Now, make 6 good-sized cakes. Fry in butter for about 4 minutes from each side.
2. Crab Cake Sandwiches
Complexity level: Easy
Time taken: 10 minutes
Ingredients: 18 ounce well-drained crab meat, Â½ cup crushed butter flavored crackers, 1 chopped medium onion with Â½ cup chopped green pepper, Â¼ cup mayonnaise, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt with 1 teaspoon ground mustard, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, Â½ teaspoon lemon juice, with Â¼ teaspoon garlic powder, Â¼ cup of flour for coating and Â¼ cup vegetable oil to fry.
Process: Mix all ingredients (except flour and oil) in a bowl. Now shape the batter into 6 crab cakes. Coat each with flour and then fry each of them for 5 minutes until they acquire golden brown color.
3. Alaskan Crab Cake
Time: About 2 hours (including chilling time).
Ingredients: 2 cups of the Alaska Dungeness Crab meat with a cup of soft breadcrumbs, 1/4 – 1/4 cups of minced green onion and celery, 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 beaten egg, hot pepper sauce, pepper and salt according to taste preference, flour for coating and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil for frying.
Process: Mix all ingredients in a bowl and chill at least for 2 hours to make the flavors infuse with each other. Now shape the mixture into 4 evenly sized cakes and coat with flour. Fry in vegetable oil for 5 minutes till they get golden brown.
4. Thai Crab Cakes with Wasabi Vinaigrette
Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients: 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes (boiled, drained and mashed), 8 ounces crab meat, 4 chopped scallions with 1 teaspoon light soy sauce, Â½ teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, 3 teaspoons flour, salt and pepper according to taste, 2 tablespoons canola oil to fry and 8 ounces Wasabi Vinaigrette.
Process: Mix all the ingredients and make 8 equal sized cakes. Now fry the cakes in oil until brown color appears on both sides. Serve warm with Vinaigrette.
5. Steakhouse Crab Cakes
Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients: 1 pound crab meat, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped), 3 tablespoons cracker crumbs, Â½ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons Creole mustard, 1 tablespoon each of finely diced red and green bell pepper and 1 Â½ tablespoons olive oil.
Process: After preheating the oven to 400ÂºF, beat egg slightly in a bowl and whisk in parsley. Stir the above contents in cracker meal, mayonnaise, mustard and pepper and then fold in crab. Bake for 10 minutes after forming 10-12 cakes.
6. Louisiana Crab Cakes
Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter, Â½ cup chopped onion, 2 tablespoons celery (chopped), 1 beaten egg, 1 pound crab meat, 2 cups cracker crumbs, 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning, 2 teaspoons chopped bell pepper, 1 teaspoon hot sauce, Â½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
Process: Melt butter and sautÃ© onions, celery and bell pepper. Allow the content to cool and then add remaining ingredients. Form cakes and sautÃ© them in butter till cooked.
7. Tomâs Crab Cakes
Time: 1 hour (including chilling time).
Ingredients: 1 pound crab meat, Â½ cup breadcrumbs, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste and oil.
Process: Combine all ingredients and mix well. Shape into 8 cakes and then refrigerate on wax paper for 1 hour and then sautÃ© in oil till cooked.
8. Southwest Style Crab Cakes
Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients: 6 ounces crab meat, 30 saltines, 1/2-1/2 cups of finely chopped celery, red bell pepper, white onion and medium salsa and 1 beaten egg.
Process: Add mixture of all the contents in a bowl and shape the batter into 4 crab cakes. Cook on butter over medium heat till they get golden brown color.
9. Crab Cakes Chesapeake
Time: 1 hour
Ingredients: 1 pound crab meat, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise, Â½ cup breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon minced parsley, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon seasoning, 12 saltines, salt and pepper to taste and peanut oil for deep frying.
Process: Mix all the contents in a bowl and refrigerate. Now make cakes and roll them over cracker crumbs. Refrigerate again. Deep fry them for 45 seconds till golden.
10. Blue Crab Cakes
Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients: 1 pound blue crab meat, 1 egg, Â½ cup each of minced celery, scallions, cracker crumbs, and 2 tablespoons each of minced parsley and seasoning, salt and oil.
Process: Combine all the contents and heat and allow them to cool. Form 8 cakes and cook in vegetable oil.