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For picky eaters who don't like mayo, these are a tender, moist, delicious crab cake!
Maria’s Awesome Crab Cakes
4 green onions or 1/4 of a red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons margarine (or butter)
1 8oz package imitation crab-meat, chopped
2 eggs
4 tablespoons ricotta cheese
3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley
dash Old Bay seasoning
dash onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash ground black pepper
additional breadcrumbs, parsley, and garlic powder to roll crab cakes in
extra virgin olive oil
- Heat margarine/butter in skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions until tender.
- Add onions (and melted margarine), crabmeat, egg, ricotta, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and all seasonings to large bowl; stir until combined. Mixture should be slightly moist but able to form into balls. If too moist add more breadcrumbs or parmesan cheese until desired texture.
- Use approximately 2 tablespoons of mixture per crab cake and form ½ inch thick patties.
- Coat each patty with the additional breadcrumb mixture before cooking to give an extra crunch (top and bottom is fine, don’t worry about coating sides). Suggested: pour ½ cup breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon parsley, and a dash of garlic powder into small ramekin or prep bowl; press patty into bowl to coat, flip over and press again.
- Coat bottom of skillet in olive oil (enough so you have approximately ¼ inch coverage in whole pan); cook crab cakes until nicely browned on each side. Note: due to the additional breadcrumbs, it may be necessary to drain your skillet and fill with new olive oil after 2 or 3 batches of cooking.
- Drain excess oil briefly on paper towels and serve hot. Enjoy!

Servings: 6-8

Nutritional information per serving

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