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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Imitation Crab Cakes

So rich and decadent, you won't believe it's made with the cheap stuff. Be warned, these are the kind that fall apart like a good Maryland crab cake should. Makes 4 regular size cakes, or try miniature for a fun party snack! :)

1 8oz package imitation crabmeat
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp Old Bay or cajun seasoning
8 Ritz crackers, crushed into crumbs
2 Tbsp butter

In a bowl, shred the crabmeat with your hands. You don't want to pulverize it but you want it to be easy to work with. Add the mayo, seasoning, and half of the cracker crumbs. Fold mixture together until it holds. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
In a skillet, heat the butter over medium heat. Form crab mixture into 4 patties. Carefully coat with remaining cracker crumbs, and fry for 4-5 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels and serve with a lemon wedge.