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Crab Cakes Northwest Style

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
A touch of curry powder adds a spicy flavor to these yummy morsels. Serve two or three as a main dish, or one as an elegant appetizer.


  • 2 Tbs olive oil, divided
  • 3 medium shallots, minced
  • 2 cups crab meat, fresh
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 2 Tbs lowfat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, divided
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 Tbs parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbs olive oil


  • Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a nonstick skillet. Saut shallots for 2 minutes until soft.
  • Place crabmeat in a bowl and break up with a fork. Add shallots, lemon juice, egg whites, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup (30g) bread crumbs, mustard, curry powder and parsley. Stir well and season with salt and pepper.Cover and chill for 13 hours.
  • When ready to cook, remove from refrigerator. Using a spoon and your hands, mold mixture into 8 cakes. Gently coat each cake with remaining 1/4 cup breadcrumbs.
  • Heat remaining oil in a nonstick skillet. Fry cakes 2 or 3 at a time for 5 minutes on each side, turning very carefully. The crab cakes are done when they are a light golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 335
  Calories from Fat 133 (40%)
(23%)Total Fat 15g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(30%)Cholesterol 89mg
(33%)Sodium 786mg
(16%)Potassium 577mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(61%)Protein 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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