Blue Crab Burgers
Surprise the burger crowd with a fresh spin on the same-old same-old. The crunch of celery and tang of Worcestershire bring out the best in crab; if you can't find blue, any fresh crab will do.
1 pound blue crab meat
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped peeled onion
1 small green pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons evaporated milk
1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- In a medium saucepan, sauté crab meat in butter. Add celery, onions and bell pepper. Cook until soft. Season with salt, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and pepper.
- Put the mixture in a bowl. Add milk and enough crushed crackers to bind everything together. Shape into 4 flat burgers. Cook on a grill or in a non-stick skillet, with vegetable oil, 5 to 10 minutes.
- Serve with hot sauce if desired.
Makes 4 servings.