Crab Cake Burgers

Eating Well Submitted at October 24, 2011 Comments 2

Crab Cake Burgers
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn't masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a bun with tartar sauce or with a lemon-juice-dressed salad of greens, sprouts and sliced peaches. This recipe works best with convenient pasteurized crabmeat, usually found in the refrigerated case near the fish counter. If you prefer lump crabmeat, cut it into small, uniform pieces.

Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound crabmeat

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs, (see Note)

  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 4 dashes , Tabasco, or to taste hot sauce, such as

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter

Directions

  1. Mix crab, egg, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, chives, mustard, lemon juice, celery seed, onion powder, pepper and hot sauce in a large bowl. Form into 6 patties.

  2. Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until the butter stops foaming. Cook the patties until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.

Note: Panko breadcrumbs, also known as Japanese breadcrumbs or bread flakes, are coarser in texture than other dried breadcrumbs. They produce a crispy crust and are less likely to become soggy than finely ground breadcrumbs. Look for panko in the Asian food section of large supermarkets and in specialty Asian markets.

Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Calories
141
Carbohydrates
6g
Cholesterol
83mg
Dietary Fiber
0g
Fat
6g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Potassium
294mg
Protein
16g
Saturated Fat
2g
Sodium
376mg
Bonus
Selenium (44% daily value)
Zinc (20% dv)
Vitamin C (15% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Exchanges
1/2 starch
2 very lean meat
1 fat (mono)

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Reviews (2 reviews)

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HeartHawk
HeartHawk May 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm   

I love crab cakes but only if they are way more crab than cake!

Te Ja
Te Ja May 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm   

To bad I'm allergic to seafood, this sounds really good.