Saturday, 20 December 2014

Quick Crab Cakes/Patties

there are only 4! as I ate one before taking the pic!
 Ingredients: enough for 5
1 tin of white crabmeat (121 g.)
1 beaten egg
about 1 tablspn. melted butter
fresh breadcrumbs
small amount of chopped fresh corriander
lemon zest
little salt, black pepper

groundnut oil

This is a really basic recipe, and are very nice plain,  but you could add your choice of herbs or other stuff ........ if you keep tinned crabmeat in your larder, they are a good standby.

1. In your food processor, blitz the crabmeat, beaten egg, melted butter.
2. Put this  mixture into a bowl and add some breadcrumbs and seasoning. Mix well together and add more breadcrumbs to make a nice pattie-texture - (not too wet, not to dry!)
3. Season to taste, adding the lemon zest.
4. Heat a few inches of groundnut oil in your wok/pan
5. Make the mixture into patties or balls, roll in flour, once or twice - depending how 'wet' they may be, reshape again. 
I put mine into the oil with a slotted spoon, and just pat them down a little.
6. Fry in the hot oil, but (try and) wait until they are just brown before turning them over.

They only need frying for a few minutes on each side.
Drain them on kitchen paper - nosh!

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