Curried Corn & Crab Cakes

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Curried Corn & Crab Cakes

Curried Corn & Crab Cakes

Many cooks think crab cakes require a lot of effort, but they're actually not difficult. And with this corn-studded version, accented with fresh lime, mint and cilantro, the time you do spend will be rewarded with raves. Browning the cakes in a skillet and then finishing them in the oven produces a crisp crust and ensures even cooking.

Serves 4

Prep Time 30 min

Total Time 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels, (from 2 ears) or frozen
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, shells removed (see Note)
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fine dry unseasoned breadcrumbs, divided
  • Lime wedges

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Step 2

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn, onion, curry powder and garlic; cook, stirring often, until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let cool completely. Stir in crabmeat.

Step 3

Whisk mayonnaise, egg whites, lime juice, cilantro, mint and salt in a small bowl. Fold into the crab mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. Using about 1/3 cup per patty, form the mixture into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties. Dredge the patties in the remaining breadcrumbs.

Step 4

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 crab cakes and cook until the undersides are golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a wide spatula, turn cakes over onto the prepared baking sheet. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the skillet and repeat with the remaining 4 crab cakes.

Step 5

Bake the crab cakes until golden on the second side and heated through, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with lime wedges.


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