Louisiana Crab Cakes
A party just isn’t complete without a crab cake appetizer tray. Try this lighter version of Louisiana Crab Cakes at your next gathering or event.
Yield: 10 2-oz. crab cakes or 20 1-oz. appetizer cakes
Olive oil cooking spray
1 lb. (lump) crab meat
¾ cup panko breadcrumbs, divided into ½ and ¼ cups
¼ cup minced onion
¼ cup minced red bell pepper
2 tbsp. light mayonnaise (3.5g fat per tbsp.)
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. lemon juice?
1 to 2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
½ tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. butter, melted
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1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. If using a nonstick baking sheet, line with foil or parchment before spraying.
2. In a medium bowl, combine egg with ingredients through baking powder. Gently fold the crab meat and ¼ cup bread crumbs into mixture. Use just enough energy to bring ingredients together. Do not overmix. Put the remaining ½ cup bread crumbs in a shallow dish.
3. Carefully portion mixture out into 2-oz. or 1-oz. round balls and lightly roll in bread crumbs. Transfer to the prepared baking. Flatten each ball into a 1 inch thick patty and brush sparingly with melted butter.
4. Bake crab cakes until golden on the bottom, about 10 minutes for large cakes, 6 minutes for appetizers. Gently flip the cakes and cook until the second side is golden, 6 to 10 minutes longer.
Nutritional Information: One 2-oz. cake 56 Calories; 3g Fat; 5g Carbohydrate; 0 Dietary Fiber; 1g Protein; 26mg Cholesterol; 172mg Sodium. One 1-oz. cake 28 Calories; 1.5g Fat; 2.5g Carbohydrate; 0 Dietary Fiber; .05g Protein; 13mg Cholesterol; 86mg Sodium.
High-Calorie Version: One 2-oz. cake 152 Calories; 14g Fat; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 2g Protein; 64mg Cholesterol; 250mg Sodium. One 1 oz. cake 76 Calories; 7g Fat; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 1g Protein; 32mg Cholesterol; 125mg Sodium.
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Yield: 1 cup or 16 1-tbsp. servings
2/3 cup light mayonnaise made with olive oil
1 tbsp. Creole mustard or Dijon
2 tbsp. minced onion
2 tbsp. minced red jalapeño or Fresno pepper
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together well.
Serve or cover and chill until ready to serve.
Nutritional Information: 1-tbsp. serving 33 Calories; 3g Fat; 1g Carbohydrate; 4mg Cholesterol; 140mg Sodium.
High-Calorie Version:1-tbsp. serving 86 Calories; 9g Fat; 1g Carbohydrate; 4mg Cholesterol; 120mg Sodium.
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