Small bites of crispy crab cakes with only 20 calories makes this a perfect appetizer during the Holidays. Combine heavy cream and mayonnaise with the crab meat, mustard, dill, lemon zest, and green onion to hold together the cakes and provide an abundant amount of moisture. For a cool fresh twist, slice a cucumber and place the crab cakes on top with a dollop of dressing. The juxtaposition of cool, fresh, crisp cucumber and the warm soft crab cakes is sure to delight the senses.

Ingredients

  • 400 grams crab meat (shredded)
  • 75 grams mayonnaise (high quality or homemade)
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons dill (chopped)
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons dill (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon capers (vinegar, chopped)
  • 1 cucumber

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  2. Drain the crab and discard all the liquid.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine crab, mayonnaise, cream, mustard, egg, lemon zest, dill, and green onion.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Form the crab cakes and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Or use a cupcake tin to make them more uniform.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes until well browned.
  7. Let them cool before unmolding.
  8. Prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, chopped dill, sour cream, lemon juice and lemon zest, and capers. Mix well.
  9. To serve, slice the cucumber, leaving the skin, and place one crab cake on top of each cucumber slice. Top each cake with a dollop of dressing.
  10. Let cool down until serving.
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NutritionView more

20Calories
Sodium2%DV40mg
Fat2%DV1g
Protein4%DV2g
Carbs0%DV1g
Fiber0%DV0g

PER SERVING *

Calories20Calories from Fat10
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat1g2%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol10mg3%
Sodium40mg2%
Potassium45mg1%
Protein2g4%
Calories from Fat10
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate1g0%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Sugars0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Paige W. 30 Jun 2015
Even my picky kids liked this recipe! They are so flavorful and I love the crispy outside when pan fried. These are delicious! I just left out the capers, since I don't care for them, but the rest of the recipe was just fine.