Crab Cakes - What did I do wrong??
So last night I attempted to make crab cakes for the very first time…DH and I had them on our honeymoon and we both loved them and I thought it would be nice to surprise him with my own version…Well they didn’t turn out so hot L When I put them in the pan to cook, they started coming all apart!! Does anyone know what I did wrong? Here is the recipe I followed below, so let me know if you think it is missing anything. I am thinking maybe my crab pieces were too big?? The recipe created GREAT flavor, it just didn’t look so pretty!
1 LB Lump Crab Meat, picked over and drained well
1/3 Cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped fine
2 Tbsp Scallions, whites plus 2 inches of green finely chopped
1 1/2 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
2 Tsp Lemon Juice
2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 Cup Panko Crumbs, white or wheat
Canola Oil for pan searing
1. Combine all the ingredients except for the oil in a bowl.
2. Using a spoon or mini ice cream scooper, use about 1 tbsp of the mixture to form crab cakes, packing the meat tightly so it holds together.
3. Heat a thin coat of oil in a large saute over medium heat.
4. Add the crab cakes a cook for 2 minutes on each side until golden.