Sunday, April 17, 2011

Crab Cake Sliders

I know by now everyone is done with the fish frys...here is something to spruce up your next Friday night...or any night!


Crab cakes have been on my kitchen to-do list for quite some time and I finally made it happen and these were delicious! I paired them with a lemon-dill mayonnaise sauce and some sweet Hawaiian rolls and it was a delicious dinner.


Crab Cake Sliders

Crab Cakes:
1 pound crab meat, free of shells
2/3 cup crushed ritz crackers
3 scallions, finely chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 large egg
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
pinch of cayenne pepper
flour for coating
extra-virgin olive oil for frying

Lemon-Dill Sauce:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp dill leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp parsley leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
Lettuce, Tomato, Onion...

To prepare the crab cakes, line a flat surface (baking sheet) with paper towels and set aside. in a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the crab meat, flour, and olive oil. Gently mix in the crab meat and form mixture into small patties. Place formed patties onto prepared surface and chill for one hour. In a large saucepan over medium heat, line the bottom of the pan with a thick layer of olive oil. Once patties have been chilled, coat both sides of patty with flour and place into hot oil. Cook crab cake for 4 minutes on each side or until slightly browned.

To prepare the sauce, combine all ingredients and chill for one hour or until serving. Sauce will thicken as it chills.

Cut Hawaiian sweet rolls and fill with warm crab cake, lemon-dill sauce, and any additional toppings (lettuce, tomato, onion).



This recipe was adapted from the queen of butter, Ms Paula Deen.

If you are wondering what type of crab meat to buy, I read this great article that explained the grades of crab meats. For crab cakes, it is recommended to buy Special or Super Lump, which is the white meat of the crab's body. Another helpful hint, always add you crab meat last in a recipe as it is rather fragile.

Just to share, my puppy was being extra cute during my photo shoot...how can you resist those beautiful brown eyes?!


Happy Baking!

28 comments:

  1. wow, tht threesome is a keeper. fantastic!

    wht's your puppy's name? yea, dotey brown eyes!

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  2. how adorable and delicious! the lemon dill sauce looks perfect for dipping battered fish into!

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  3. These sound great, I am hosting a linky party called Sunday Buffet, Your welcome to add these to the Buffet line! http://deedeesdelights.blogspot.com/p/sunday-buffet.html

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  4. Cute puppy and awesome sandwiches! I love sliders, but never thought to make them with crab cakes. High five!

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  5. Hello! Crab cakes sounds great! Love it! Cute dog. Nice blog!

    Christine

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  6. Cooked to perfection - your cakes are so golden! The sauce sounds fab too.

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  7. I love this idea! This would be perfect for a BBQ, a great option to regular burgers!

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  8. I like your crab cake sliders, it makes a meal out something that we normally enjoy as a first course or appetizer. They look delicious and the sauce sounds like the perfect compliment;-)

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  9. Oh yum.... I haven't had a good crab cake in so long... I will have to try this asap!

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  10. Yum! I love crabcakes! This looks delicious and the mini sliders are so cute!

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  11. These look so good! I love a good crab cake, but to add them to a sweet Hawaiian roll with that sauce? Perfect!!

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  12. These look delicious! What a great dinner.

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  13. I'm a lucky girl to be living in Maryland, crab cakes are a way of life here. I love them with a caper mayo and broiled...very little filler ;) These look lovely, will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. yum! I love crab cakes! this sounds like a really awesome dinner idea! thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Love love love this! I am such a big crab cake fan and then put them in a little mini sandwich...YUM!

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  16. I am a huge crab cake lover! I love crab anything, and these would be so goooood

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  17. I love this idea. This past summer I became.......infatuated (yea we will go with that) with crab cakes. Love the idea of making them into a slider. Wonderful for parties.

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  18. I love the sound of these sliders..they look so tasty!!!!Great pictures too! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

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  19. wow, I am all sorts of hungry now. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Debbie, these crab cake sliders look mouthwatering! As a Maryland native, I love anything crab and I know I'd love these. Great job on them and thanks for sharing! Also, your dog is SO adorable!

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  21. Ok, whatever it was I had to say was completely forgotten when there was an adorable puppy inserted at the end!

    I know I was going to tell you something along the lines of how I've been dying to try my hand at crab cakes soon and that these sound awesome with that lemon dill sauce!

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  22. The idea of a crab cake slider has me totally drooling. They look delicious.

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  23. Your little crab cake sliders look so good, especially on the Hawaiian Bread rolls. thanks for the info on the lump crab. Sliders are so much fun to make, eand eat!

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  24. I just bumped into your blog and I really liked it - great recipes YUM YUM.
    We would like to follow your blog if you like mine plz follow it :)

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  25. I could polish away a dozen of these.....at least :)

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  26. I don't know how I missed these... They look awesome, and I will definitely be making them for my next party!

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  27. I've never made crab cakes before either but this is something I have to make at least once as they look delicious.

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