Gulf Coast Crab Cakes

This is another of my “go-to” recipes. Love great crab cakes!

1 Tbs butter
1 clove minced garlic
2 Tbs finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tsp finely chopped onion (I use white onion as the flavor is milder)
1 1/2 Tbs finely chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 Tbs finely chopped yellow bell pepper
1 1/2 Tbs flour
1/3 cup half and half (I used fat free)
1 pound fresh lump crabmeat – scored mine at Whole Foods
1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs- maybe less
1/2 tsp finely chopped serrano pepper
1 egg yolk
2 tsp chopped fresh chives (mine came from the garden!)
1 tsp ground dry mustard
1 tsp stone ground mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 Tbs butter

Melt 1 Tbs butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add garlic and next 4 ingredients, and cook 3 minutes, stirring often. Stir in flour, cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually add half and half, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat

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Drain crab and stir together with 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, serrano pepper, and next 7 ingredients into red pepper mixture.

Shape crabmeat mixture into patties, dredge in breadcrumbs. (I don’t dredge them – just sprinkle a little on the cakes. I like to taste the crab and peppers – not breadcrumbs!)

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Refrigerate at least 2 hours, if not overnight.

Melt 2 Tbs butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add patties and cook until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels.

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You can also cook them right away and then reheat when you’re ready to serve – about 20 mins at 350 covered..

Let me know how they turn out if you make them – they are ALWAYS a hit 🙂

I serve with a remoulade sauce.

They were DELICIOUS! (Correction ARE delicious! I made them for a dinner party last night, had a few leftover, and heated them up for dinner tonight.)

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