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Chesapeake Crab Cakes

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  Crabmeat 1 Pound
  Soft bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Chopped green bell pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Mayonnaise 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Worcestershire sauce 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Prepared mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground white pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
  Tartar sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Pick out and discard any shell or cartilage from crabmeat.
Flake with fork.
Place crabmeat in medium bowl.
Add bread crumbs, onion, bell pepper and parsley; set aside.
Mix remaining ingredients except oil and Tartar Sauce in small bowl.
Stir well to combine.
Pour mayonnaise mixture over crabmeat mixture.
Gently mix so large lumps will not be broken.
Shape mixture into 6 large (3/4 inch-thick) cakes or 36 bite-sized cakes.
TO PAN-FRY CRAB CAKES: Pour enough oil into 12-inch skillet to cover bottom.
Heat oil over medium-high heat until hot.
Add crab cakes; fry 10 minutes for large cakes and 6 minutes for bite-sized cakes or until cakes are lightly browned on bottom.
Using spatula, carefully turn halfway through cooking without breaking cakes.
TO BROIL CRAB CAKES: Preheat broiler.
Place crab cakes on broiler pan.
Broil 4 to 6 inches below heat 10 minutes for large cakes and 6 minutes for bite-sized cakes or until cakes are lightly browned on surface, turning halfway through cooking.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5062 Calories from Fat 4524

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 515 g791.6%

Saturated Fat 62.9 g314.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 717.4 mg239.1%

Sodium 4767.7 mg198.7%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.3%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 90 g180.3%

Vitamin A 31.5% Vitamin C 227.6%

Calcium 59% Iron 19.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chesapeake Crab Cakes Recipe