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Friday, July 6, 2012

Spicy Crab Cakes: Foodie Friday

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Spicy Crab Cake 
This a really versatile recipe that I have been preparing for my family for years. Many times I make this dish straight out of the pantry. You don't have to include the fresh red pepper and scallions. You can use onion powder. If you don't have crabmeat, substitute a can of tuna fish or left over fish of any type. I love to make this dish after I discover the cracker box half open and all the crackers stale inside. Seriously, have fun with this recipe spice it up more, or cool it down with some lemon or lime....


Spicy Crab Cakes

by Diane Balch

prep time: 20 minutes                                serves: 4-6

Ingredients: 

Premium crabmeat chopped 16 ounces

1 cup of crushed crackers (Schar gluten-free crackers)

1/2 cup red pepper minced

1/8 cup parsley chopped

1/8 cup scallions chopped

1/2 tablespoon of sweet relish

1/8 tablespoon cayenne pepper (more or less depending on how spicy you want the cakes)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 cup of mayonnaise 

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

1 egg 

Extra Virgin Olive oil for frying


Directions: 

1) If you have a food processor you can crush up the crackers to a bread crumb consistency.

2) Beat the egg in a large mixing bowl. 

3) Mix all of the ingredients with the egg and make hand size patties.

4) Fry the patties in a large nonstick skillet on medium high heat. Approximately 2 minutes per side or until they are golden brown.

5) Serve with a side of rice or corn on the cob. It is also nice to cover the cakes with Remoulade sauce (I like Boar's Head) or tartar sauce. 

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From: Couponing & Cooking


This is the most original cupcake recipe I've come across... bubbly & delicious.



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49 comments:

  1. hello darlings!

    This week i’ve linked up a recipe for baked rosemary sweet potato chips.

    Small side note: Wednesday was the very first posting for our Fresh Foods Link Up! If you hurry, it's still open - or come back next Wed and share your CSA collections, farmer’s market treasures, home grown/raised hauls, and/or any seasonal recipes or DIY projects or tutorials! We’ve got a way for bloggers AND blog readers to participate!

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    1. Great link up I wish you well. Don't know how much I can participate in it. My husband is focusing on his bees this summer for the little time he is around, so our garden is wildflowers this year. I hit a farmers market on our way up North but I don't do any blogging up there...

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  2. I'm so glad you liked my Peachy Caprese salad and thanks for sharing it. Several friends have made it and loved it. We must be on the same wave length - I'm making crab cakes this weekend.

    Today I've brought a Granita, an Italian icy dessert that's perfect for a hot weather dessert or pick-me-up. And you don't need an ice cream maker.

    Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Sam

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    1. My husband just brought home the most beautifully ripe peaches, can't wait to make your salad. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. HI,
    I shared my July 4th Real Food Extravanza as well as an article about selenium -- a critical nutrient for good health. And an article about coconut oil.

    Get more taraffic to your blog – get featured!

    http://realfoodforager.com/get-more-traffic-to-your-blog-kitchen-tour-and-homestead-feature/

    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. I health info. thanks for posting it.

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  4. Thank you for hosting, Diane. I can't remember the last time we had crab cakes - I like that yours are spicy - they sound perfect! Pinned them. :) I hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. Oh my! I have to check out those champagne cupcakes. That sounds so fabulous!

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    1. Isn't it just the greatest idea for a cupcake.

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  6. Thanks for hosting! I added a guacamole (with a twist) recipe!

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  7. Hi Diane,
    Your Crab Cakes look delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks for hosting.
    Miz Helen

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  8. Hope you have a great reunion- those crab cakes look amazing. I never buy crab because its so expensive where I live but I might just have to break the the rule for these! THanks for always hosting this fun party!

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    1. You don't have to use crab... any white meat fish works very well with this recipe.

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  9. Good morning and thanks for another link party! I am trying to find cold drinks to make around the house and came up with another-Sweet Iced Coffee-No Calorie (#80). It's an embarrassingly simple recipe, but I'd still like to share it. Hope you like the tutorial. Have a great week!
    Rebekah-www.potholesandpantyhose.com

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    1. Hey, this is a simple living blog... nothing can be too simple as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Hi Diane! Those crab cakes look delicious! Thanks for hosting!

    Anne xx

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  11. Enjoy your reunion...! I'm linking 2 recipes today before we leave for a cabin vacation! Thanks for hosting.....Deb

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    1. Had a great time at the reunion. I embarassed many people with the photo albums I brought. I've always been a picture taker. Have a great time in the cabin... it's tough keeping up with blogging in the summer.

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  12. Good Morning, Diane! The crab cake recipe is fantastic! Thank you for hosting Foodie Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  13. Those spicy crab cakes look delicious! Thank you for letting me link up, again. Have a great weekend.

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  14. As a Chesapeake Girl those crabcakes look fab!

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    1. Well, I'll take that as the ultimate compliment, so jealous of how fresh your crabmeat must be.

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  15. Thanks for hosting! Those crab cakes look fantastic! Following you from What's Cooking in the Burbs. Have a great weekend!

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  16. thanks for the party! we LOVE crab cakes and spicy - this recipe is a winner in my house for sure. cannot wait to try it

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    1. I think if you are fan of crab you are a big fan, I think you'll like this recipe. Great to see you again.

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  17. Thanks for featuring one of my recipes, I hope it gives some people bravery to give something a bit out there a go with their kids! My son is a mussel fiend now, he was stealing mine the other day!

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    1. You are very welcome.. it is great to see someone be adventurious with kid food too many kids eat nothing but chicken nuggets and plain pasta.

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  18. Love those crab cakes and your featured recipes as well!! Great line up already this week. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. I agree... my mouth is watering looking through them.

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  19. I love crab cakes, your ones look so tasty! I'm sharing my Warm Stir-Fried Chicken Salad and my Maple Cream Cheese Spread. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Your recipes sound fabulous. Thanks for coming to the party.

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  20. Thanks for hosting this. I have linked in a retro style Steak Diane

    Have a lovely week.

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    1. We'll how could I not like Steak Diane.

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  21. Diane, I buy crab quite often and this looks like a very tasty crab cakes recipe. Thanks.

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    1. I love crab in the summer too. This does work with any fish.

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  22. Thank you for hosting this awesome party. I love this recipe!

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  23. The crab cakes look fabulous and thanks for hosting this great party!

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  24. These look so great! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

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  25. YUM, these looks delicious! I have some crab meat in my fridge waiting to be used up :)

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  26. Hi, hope you had a blast at the reunion.

    I just glanced at your recipe but since I don't eat crab, I kind of ignored it. It looked so good, I decided to see what made it that way and I found I can sub for the crab, I just printed this and it will turn into dinner, this week or next. Thanks.

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    1. Glad you looked at it more carefully. Yes, this is my "use up leftover fish" recipe. Enjoy.

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  27. http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2012/07/salmon-cakes-with-cucumber-relish.html#

    Please do check it out. It is delicious.

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  28. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend.

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  29. Diane,
    These look amazing! My husband will love these. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.

    Michelle

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  30. I whipped up some crab cakes too this week! Please come check them out! Thank you so much for linking these to Foodie Friday too!

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  31. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again soon!

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  32. Hi Diane,
    These are just awesome Crab Cakes! Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  33. I love crab cakes and these look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with Hearth and Soul!

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