Mr. Jackson's Crab Cakes

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Ingredients

1/4 cup peanut oil, or canola oil
1 lb jumbo lump crabmeat
6 whole saltine crackers
3 whole scallions, whites trimed off
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 whole egg yolk
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 dash salt
1 dash black pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour

Preparation

Put the oil in a heavy skillet large enough to hold 4 crab cakes in one layer without crowding. Set the skillet over medium-low heat.

Put the crabmeat in a large mixing bowl and crush the saltines over it. Trim the scallions and chop the white part and 1 inch of the green. Add the scallions, mustard, mayonnaise, egg yolk, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste to the crab. Mix well.

Raise the heat under the skillet to medium-high.

Put the flour on a pie plate or wax paper. Form the crab mixture into 4 cakes. Press the crab cakes into the flour to coat evenly and lightly pat off any excess.

One by one, add the crab cakes to the skillet--the easiest way is to gently lower them into the skillet with a wide spatula. Cook for 4 minutes on each side, turning them with care, until golden brown and heated through. Reduce the heat if needed to prevent burning. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter.

Yield

Serves 4

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 10 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 558
Calories from Fat: 324

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g
55%
Carbohydrates 49g
16%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Saturated Fat 13g
65%
Calories 558kcal
27%
Cholesterol 129mg
43%
Protein 33g
55%
Sodium 676mg
28%
Calcium
1%
Iron
21%
Vitamin A
11%
Vitamin C
18%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.