Sunday, April 30, 2006

Carrie's baked crab cakes

These crab cakes are baked, not fried, and so are quite healthy, low in fat and high in protein.

Any kind of crab meat will do.

I used blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus, pictured here), which is widely available in U.S. grocery stores.

1-1/2 lb. crab meat
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
3 eggs, slightly beaten
5 Weetabix biscuits, crushed OR 1/2 c. bread crumbs

Combine first five ingredients in bowl and mix well.

Add enough Weetabix/bread crumbs to shape mixture into 3" diameter cakes.

Coat with additional Weetabix/crumbs, if desired.

Place on a baking sheet and bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden, flipping cakes over once during cooking. Makes 8-9 servings.


tatiana said...

I found your site through a comment on the buddhist blog. This recipe sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it. . . I've read your blog with some interest & will check back for more!

Anonymous said...

I would like to know if you have contemplated the taking of a life or the chef's personal contributions toward extinquishing the life of a sentient being (in this case the crab) for the joy of the sensation of the pleasure eating the crabcake. The life for a few temporary moments of personal pleasure. Surely there are other non-harmful to sentient beings options available.