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Thanksgiving Crab Cake Recipes

November 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Thanksgiving Crab Cake Recipe


Here is a great recipe that incorporates crab cakes in your Thanksgiving Dinner. I recently served these Thanksgiving Crab Cakes, featuring cranberry and sage at a party and they were a hit. Please test out this crab cake recipe and let me know if the cranberry compliments the delicate crab cake.

Thanksgiving Crab Cakes- Sage and Cranberry Mini Crab Cakes

This crab cake recipe is serves 4 full size Thanksgiving Crab Cakes or 12 Mini Cakes.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 1 cup crumbled corn bread
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  1. Mix mayonnaise, cranberries, sage, orange peel, pepper and salt in small bowl. Set aside. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in small skillet on medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
  2. Gently mix crabmeat and corn bread in large bowl. Add egg, cranberry and celery mixtures; toss to coat well. Shape into 24 small crab cakes. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of the remaining butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add crab cakes several at a time; cook about 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Keep warm while frying remaining crab cakes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter as needed.

This recipe was originally by developed by McCormick & Co.
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  • 1 Thanksgiving Crab Cake Recipes | The Crab Cake Guy » Your Recipe Database // Nov 21, 2010 at 12:05 am

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  • 2 business review // May 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    ..You can also serve these crab cakes with seafood sauce tartar sauce mayonnaise or any other simple dip. Mix crabmeat 1 2 cup bread crumbs salt pepper green onions mayonnaise and egg.

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