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Crab Cakes with Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Michelle Rice
Added: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 c plain dry breadcrumbs
1 lb. fresh crabmeat, drained
1/4 c. mayonnaise
3 T. chopped fresh chives
1 T. worcestershire sauce
1 T. dijon mustard
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 large egg, beaten to blend
1/4 c. vegetable oil
12 c. mixed baby greens
Lemon Vinaigrette
additional chopped fresh chives

Directions:
Directions:
Place 1/2 c. breadcrumbs in shallow dish. Mix crabmeat, mayonnaise, 3 T chives, worcestershire sauce, mustard, hot pepper sauce and remaining 1/4 c. breadcrumbs in medium bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in egg. Using 2 T. for each, form crab mixture into twenty 1 1/2 inch cakes. Coat crab cakes with breadcrumbs in dish, pressing breadcrumbs to adhere. Transfer crab cakes to baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours.

Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, add crab cakes to skillet and cook until golden brown and heated through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer crab cakes to paper towel-lined plate.

Place mixed greens in large bowl. Toss with enough Lemon Vinaigrette to coat. Divide greens among plates. Place crab cakes alongside greens on each plate. Drizzle 1 tsp. vinaigrette over each crab cake. Sprinkle with additional chives and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I first made these for my parents 65th birthday party in Delaware. It also was the 1st course of one of our most memorable Christmas dinners and Denise's 65th birthday party.

 

 

 

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