Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Crab Cakes

serves 1-2

1 pound crab meat
8 saltine crackers, crushed
1 egg
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
pinch of paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoons olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a bowl except oil and stir until thoroughly combined. Heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. While it’s heating, form the crab mixture into small patties. You will get about 5 to 6 cakes. Place them in the skillet and cook until lightly golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side.

This is wonderful with cole slaw and/or sweet potato fries. Enjoy.

Sweet Potato Fries
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 30 minutes
Serves 4

2 large sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Carefully cut the potatoes into 1/4″ thin strips, or to your desired thickness and length. Then place in a large bowl, and toss with oil until potatoes are evenly coated.

Then spread out the potatoes evenly on a baking sheet. Try not to overcrowd the sheet, or have multiple layers of fries — you want them to be roasted, not steamed.

Place in oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, turning the fries once or twice during that time to cook evenly. May take more or less time, depending on the size and thickness you cut the fries. Remove once the edges slightly begin to brown and fries begin to crisp.


  1. We just had crab cakes for dinner last night (and some were leftover for lunch today). My daughter's favorite recipe is a real Southern recipe...it calls for cooked, crumbled corn bread as the binding agent. They are positively delish!!

    For my birthday and Mother's Day, we usually go to a local seafood restaurant. It's pretty good for being in a landlocked state. (Not like the seafood restaurants we are used to from our Florida days, but it's not bad.) Anyhow, I always get crab cakes...I LOVE them!!

  2. Patti, ohmygosh, the crumbled corn bread sounds amazing...
    If you would like to share any of your recipes, please feel free to do so.

    Awesome.. Mother's Day, is coming up. Maybe, I will make some for mother's day.