Saturday, August 13, 2016

What to Do when you're Crabby

Fish and chips packs a wallop of a calorie and fat count. Crab cakes are a nice substitute, but they often have a lot of unhealthy "fillers".  How about some healthier crab cakes served burger style with oven baked shoestring fries? Serve topped with a bit of Vegan mayo mixed with a teaspoon of chopped pickle and a bit of the leftover chives and parsley or herb of your choice, it's a nice "seafood" dinner that won't have you bloated the next day from fat and salt.

Crab Burgers

1 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 and 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1 Tablespoon vegan mayo (lower in fat than regular mayo)
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1 and 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
several shakes of Old Bay Seasoning
pinch of Jane's Krazy mixed up salt
1 dash of crushed red pepper
1 small egg (if using large or jumbo, whisk and save about a tablespoon)
2 Tablespoons panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
1/2 pound lump crab meat, drained and shell pieces removed

1 Tablespoon olive oil

Combine first nine ingredients.  Add panko crumbs and crab, mixing gently to combine. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes covered.   Using a 1/3 cup measure for small cakes place crab mixture on a clean plate and pat into a 3/4 inch patty.  This will make 4 small or 3 larger cakes.

While shoestring fries heat in the oven per package directions and are about 12 minutes from being done, heat oil in skillet over medium high. Cook crab cakes 4 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown. Carefully turn and cook another 4-5 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown and crab is cooked through.  Served with buns and herbed tarter sauce.


  1. If I'm crabby, I'm coming to have drinks with you and gossip! Xo

    1. That sounds like a perfect evening!

  2. Not that we eat any seafood (I am not really a fan and the Man is allergic) but it brings up the point to me of why do we put so many terrible fillers in things? Sigh!
    I was crabby Friday and I made a martini and ate ice cream lol!

    1. I make this for my husband (I can pass on most seafood) when he wants something a little healthier the restaurant version. Martini and ice cream sounds like a plan.

  3. Looks delicious! Even though I don't eat fish sometimes it still looks really good.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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