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Crab Cakes with Greek Yogurt Sauce

Crab Cakes with Greek Yogurt SauceCrispy crab cakes served with a lemony fresh herb and red bell pepper yogurt sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crab Cakes:
1 cup cracker meal
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup lactose-free low-fat dairy milk
12 ounces lump crab
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning (or alternative seafood seasoning substitute)
3 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup parsley (chopped)
4 tablespoons olive oil separated into 2 tablespoons

Greek Yogurt Sauce:
2/3 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine crackers, egg and lactose-free dairy milk.
  2. Add all other ingredients except for crab.
  3. Add crab, gently to not break up the lumps.
  4. Form 8, 3-inch patties, 2-inches high.
  5. In a sauté pan, heat enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Fry patties in 2 batches for 3 minutes each side.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. For sauce, mix all ingredients to combine, serve with crab cakes.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Dairy Council.