Corn and Crab Cakes

  • Yield 4 servings

Crab cakes may seem out of the question when you’re watching the family food budget, but canned crab is a fraction of the cost of fresh, equally nutritious, and ready-to-use.

Ingredients

2 -- (6-ounce) cans crabmeat, drained
1 -- (8.25-ounce) can cream style corn
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
2 medium scallions (green onions), trimmed, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs, divided

Instructions

 

  1. Mix crabmeat, corn, hot sauce, scallions and 3/4 cup bread crumbs in a medium mixing bowl until well blended. 
  2. Spread the remaining breadcrumbs on a sheet of foil and divide the crab mixture into 8 even portions (about 1/3 cup each).  Roll each portion in bread crumbs until the surface is well coated, and form into 1/2-inch thick patties.
  3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.  Pour in some canola or vegetable oil (about 3 tablespoons).  When the oil is hot, brown the crab cakes on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.
 

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