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Cajun Crab Croquettes

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From EatingWell:  December 2006

Crab cakes get a Louisiana spin with Cajun spice and corn. Although any type of crab works here, we prefer the texture of lump crabmeat. Serve with Zesty RĂ©moulade Sauce. Make it a meal: Serve on arugula salad.

4 servings, 2 croquettes each | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425nF. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, corn and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add crab, egg white, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, mayonnaise and lemon zest. Mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions (about 1/2 cup each). Form each portion into an oblong patty that's about 4 inches by 2 inches. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and 2 teaspoons oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1 heaping teaspoon of the breadcrumb mixture over the top of each croquette, then gently press it on.
  4. Bake the croquettes until heated through and golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving : 260 Calories; 7 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 132 mg Cholesterol; 23 g Carbohydrates; 27 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 942 mg Sodium; 148 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 3 very lean meat, 1/2 fat