Succulent pan-fried crab cakes with creamy lemon-dill sauce. Makes 8 crab cakes and about 3/4 cup sauce.
Per crab cake, with sauce: 153 calories, 7 g total fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 12 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 0.8 g fiber, 81 mg cholesterol, 471 mg sodium.
Creamy Lemon-Dill Seafood Sauce
To make crab cakes, combine crab meat, 3/4 cup cracker crumbs, red pepper, green onions and parsley in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon, Old Bay seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest and pepper. Add wet ingredients to crab meat mixture. Stir gently using a spatula until well mixed.
Pour remaining 1/2 cup cracker crumbs into a shallow bowl. Working one at a time, form mixture into 8 crab cakes (use 1/3 cup measuring cup for each crab cake). Gently dip both sides of crab cake into crumbs. Place on a plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
To cook crab cakes, preheat oven to 350ºF. Add butter and olive oil to a 10-inch non-stick skillet and heat over medium heat until butter is melted and bubbly. Add crab cakes. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Carefully transfer crab cakes to a baking sheet and place in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated all the way through.
Serve hot with creamy lemon-dill sauce.
Meanwhile, make sauce. Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.