After making my crab pie last night, I had ½ pound of crab meat left, so I decided to make crab cakes. I spiced them up with some red pepper, and they were yummy! While I was eating one of the crab cakes, I kept thinking of Spongebob’s “crabbie patties” and decided these would make great crab burgers!
Like I tell you with my other crab recipes, use fresh or refrigerated crab meat.
Holle’s Deviled Crab Cakes
What you’ll need:
- ¼ cup green bell pepper, diced
- ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
- 1 tablespoon minced celery
- ½ pound crab meat
- 1 beaten egg
- ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons ketchup
- 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Olive oil
Place bell pepper, green onions, and celery in a small microwave-safe bowl and zap until veggies are soft. Drain well and blot with paper towels.
Place crab in a bowl and pick through.
In another bowl, combine egg, bread crumbs, ketchup, mayo, and seasonings. Pour mixture over crab meat and add veggies. Mix all ingredients together gently – don’t break up lumps of crabmeat. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
Form mixture into cakes.
Heat olive oil over medium heat. Fry crab cakes until brown.