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.


5 comments:

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

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    1. That sounds like a perfect evening!

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  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!

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    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.

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

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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