The Deen Bros. Lighter Crab Cakes

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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 6 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Crab Cakes:
1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over
3 tablespoons diced pimientos, drained
3 scallions, finely chopped
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Italian-style whole-wheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
2 teaspoons canola oil

Lemon-Dill Sauce:
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced




To make the crab cakes, combine the crabmeat, pimientos, scallions, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, egg white, seasoning, and hot sauce in a large bowl until blended. Form into 8 equal patties.

Place the remaining bread crumbs on a sheet of waxed paper. Dredge the patties in the crumbs; transfer to a plate; refrigerate, covered, 20 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until crisp and golden, 3 – 4 minutes. Turn and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.

Meanwhile, to prepare the Lemon-Dill Sauce, whisk together the mayonnaise, relish, dill, lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard, and garlic in a small bowl until blended. Serve with the crab cakes.

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I made this recipe, delicious by the way. I read the nutritional information but found it lacked the carbohydrates and the fiber contents. I follow a national weight lose program and in order for me to figure some of the information I need for the program I need the carbohydrate and fiber grams. This would be very helpful for me and others I know who love Paula Deen recipes but also follow the weight lose program. Thanks for creating such wonderful recipes and making them lighter. Karen Violet, LA

By Karen on April 11, 2012


Can you add the nutritional information to your recipes? Thank you!

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Cant wait to try this!! smile

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