OBX Connection > Outer Banks Recipes > Currituck Crab Cakes
Currituck Crab Cakes

Author: YMINIowa
Date Posted: 7/12/2005
Spicy: No

Ingredients List

1 & 1/2 pounds lump crab meat, picked over & flaked
1/4 cup minced parsley
3 green onions, with tops, finely chopped
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 & 1/2 teaspoons of dry mustard
1 & 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay or similar seasoning
1 & 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
1 cup plain dry bread crumbs
3 large egg whites
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
Garnish: 3 large unpeeled lemons, thinly sliced



Preparation Instructions

In a large bowl, lightly toss the crab with the green onions, parsley, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, Old Bay, Worcestershire, salt & red pepper sauce. Stir in 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs.

In a small clean bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on high until soft peaks form, then fold into the crab mixture.

Form the mixture into twelve 4 inch round patties, about 1 inch thick. On a piece of wax paper, spread the remaining 3/4 cup of bread crumbs & use to coat each patty.

Refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a 12 inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat. Cook the crab cakes for 3 minutes on each side or until brown, adding the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil as needed.

Serve with lemon slices & Tartar sauce.

Serves 4.



Recipe Background

These are, by far, the very best crab cakes I've ever had. The first time we made them, we were staying in a cottage at the Currituck Club & they have become a traditional dinner every time we come to OBX.

We are here to provide all the help and southern hospitality you've anticipated. Helping families and friends find their perfect Outer Banks vacation home since 1978.
Twiddy & Company Realtors

Our rental homes provide luxurious appointments and lavish amenities, and are situated on the beautiful barrier islands of coastal Carolina.
Elan Vacations

Beautiful homes and exceptional service, representing homes from Corolla and Duck to Nags Head, we are here to help you have a wonderful vacation.
Carolina Designs Realty