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Pacific Northwest Dungeness Crab Cakes

Crab cakes…  I don’t know many people who would pass on these.  Fresh caught dungeness crab from the Pacific Ocean.  Prepared with panko bread crumbs, savory herbs, and then pan fried until a gorgeous golden brown. These Pacific Northwest dungeness crab cakes are hands down an all time favorite in our home.  They are fairly simple to make and taste fabulous.  The fresh zested lemon and a dip of sriracha sauce make these crab cakes bright with flavor.  The crunch of the golden panko exterior and the flavor of the fresh dungeness crab will make you want to eat and make more! You can either serve them for a great weekend dinner or as elegant appetizers at your next party.  Enjoy! – Tessa


1 pound dungeness crab meat
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup minced green onions
1 large egg
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tbls. fresh cilantro chopped fine
1 Tbls. fresh tarragon chopped fine
1 Tbls. fresh dill chopped fine
1 Tbls. fresh parsley chopped fine
1 Tbls. dijon mustard
1 Tbls. finely grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
2 separate cups panko
1 cup canola oil for frying

Put the crab in a small bowl and pick over the meat to remove any shells.  Try not to tear apart the crab meat.  Grab a medium sized bowl.  Zest your lemon first, then juice it.  Add egg, mayo, fresh herbs, mustard and spices.  Mix well.  Now add the crab and 1 cup panko. Gently mix all ingredients together except for 1 cup of panko and the canola oil.  Be careful not to over mix. Let the crab mixture sit in refrigerator for at least a 1/2 hour before shaping into 3 ounce patties (use a 3 ounce scoop). Take the remaining 1 cup of panko and place on a plate. Take each crab patty and gently push into the panko forming a crust. Heat canola oil in frying pan. Fry crab cakes in oil until golden brown on both sides. Put crab cakes on paper lined plate to drain.  Serve immediately with lemon wedges or sriracha sauce.  Makes 10 crab cakes. Enjoy!