Lake Des Allemands Crab Cakes

Course : Cajun
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat
1 pound claw crabmeat
1/4 cup finely diced onions
1/4 cup finely diced celery
1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon garlic chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Creole mustard
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 dash thyme
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce to taste
1 teaspoon Louisiana gold pepper sauce to taste
1 large egg
2 cups bread crumbs
2 tablespoons oil for pan frying
1 pinch basil
 

Preparation / Directions:

In a large black iron skillet heat oil over medium high heat. In a mixing bowl combine claw crabmeat, onions, celery, bell pepper, garlic, mayonnaise, mustard and parsley. Using a mixing spoon blend all ingredients until well incorporated. Add thyme, basil, pepper, salt, Worcestershire, Louisiana Gold and egg, stirring well into the crabmeat mixture. Fold in lump crabmeat, being careful not to break the lumps. Dust in enough bread crumbs to hold the mixture together and pick up most of the moisture. Form the crab mixture into round patties, approximately one half inch thick and 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Coat the outside of each crab cake lightly with remaining bread crumbs and pan fry on each side until golden brown. Serve with remoulade, tartar or cocktail sauce. COMMENT: Lake Des Allemands was the first home of the Cajuns, once they decided to move from the Mississippi River into the swamplands of Louisiana. In addition to some of the finest hunting and fishing, this lake is known for its blue crab harvest each year. Though most often boiled with ears of corn and potatoes, pan fried crab cakes can be a wonderful change from the norm. SERVES: 8 Source: Chef John Folse


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