Miniature Crab Cakes

Traditionally, crab cakes are fried in butter. This healthy alternative bakes them. It also takes advantage of panko, a type of bread crumb that adds a lot of crunch to a dish without adding a lot of fat.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. canned crabmeat
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1½ Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. minced sweet white onion
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
  • ½ cup panko crumbs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Mix crabmeat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, zest, egg, chili sauce, onion, dill, and mustard together in a bowl. Spread the panko crumbs on a piece of waxed paper.
  • Make little burgers using about 1 tablespoon of the crab mixture. Coat with panko. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 5 minutes. Turn and bake for another 5 minutes or until very crisp. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. canned crabmeat
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1½ Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. minced sweet white onion
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
  • ½ cup panko crumbs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Mix crabmeat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, zest, egg, chili sauce, onion, dill, and mustard together in a bowl. Spread the panko crumbs on a piece of waxed paper.
  • Make little burgers using about 1 tablespoon of the crab mixture. Coat with panko. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 5 minutes. Turn and bake for another 5 minutes or until very crisp. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories80
Total Fat3.5g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium320mg
Total Carbohydrate7g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars1g
Protein6g