Crabmeat is the star in these delicately seasoned cakes.

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Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir egg white briskly with a fork. Add crabmeat, fresh breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, lemon juice, scallions, red and green bell peppers, parsley, Old Bay seasoning and pepper; mix well.

  • Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Put the dry breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Form the crab mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties. Lay each patty in the dry breadcrumbs, and then turn each to coat them well on all sides. Pat the crab cakes firmly into rounds and then place them on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Preheat the broiler. Broil the crab cakes until nicely browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn them gently and broil until heated through and browned, 4 to 5 minutes longer. Serve hot, with lemon wedges.


Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 16.7g 33% DV; carbohydrates 14.4g 5% DV; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugars 1.9g; fat 2.6g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterol 60.2mg 20% DV; vitamin a iu 255.7IU 5% DV; vitamin c 15.2mg 25% DV; folate 73.9mcg 19% DV; calcium 105mg 11% DV; iron 1.5mg 9% DV; magnesium 35.1mg 13% DV; potassium 324.9mg 9% DV; sodium 499.9mg 20% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV.