Crab Cakes and Roasted
Red Pepper Sauce

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1 (14 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained, or3 homemade roasted peppers
  • 6 to 10 drops Tabasco sauce, depending on your palate(6 for mild, 10 for hot)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt, or to taste

Crab Cakes

  • 1 1/2 cups cracker meal (found near bread crumbs in supermarket)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 (6 ounce) cans lump white crab, drained very well
  • A few pinches coarse salt
  • 1 rounded teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Handful chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 stalk celery from heart of stalk, chopped very fine
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 drops hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, or ranch dressing
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a smooth, a loose paste will form. Set aside.
  2. Crab Cakes: Place cracker meal in a bowl and moisten with milk. Add crabmeat, salt, Old Bay seasoning, baking powder, parsley, celery, lemon zest, Worcestershire, Tabasco, mayonnaise or dressing, and beaten egg.
  3. Combine crab cake mixture and form into 8 patties. Fry in hot oil (1/2-inch deep) over medium-high heat until golden, 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and Red Pepper Sauce.

Makes 10 cakes, 2-inches each

Posted by BettyBoop50 at Recipe Goldmine May 10, 2001.

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