Friday, April 10, 2009

Baked Crab Cakes

Weight Watchers again. Only 2 points per cake! Nick and I told Ben that they were Crabby Patties a la Sponge Bob. This then turned into a discussion on how Crabby Patties are made with crab and not hamburger even though Nick thought it was hilarious to tell Ben that there are Cowfish and that is what you use in Crabby Patties. This somehow turned into how the Crab Shack in Sponge Bob is owned by a Crab and therefore the Crabby Patties can't be made with crabmeat because that would be cannibalism. At the end of the day I said just eat it to both of them and they both liked them.


3 celery stalks - minced
2 large shallots - minced
1 lb. lump crab meat
3/4 c. fat free mayo
1 3/4 c. dried bread crumbs
1 TBSP dried dill
2 TBSP Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1-2 dashes hot pepper sauce

1. Preheat oven to 400. Spray a large baking sheet with spray.

2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray. Set over low heat. Add the celery and shallots. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden and very soft, about 8 min. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool 10 min. Stir in the crab, mayo, 1/4 c. of crumbs, dill, mustard, salt, pepper and pepper sauce. Mix well. Shape the mixture by 1/3 cupfuls into 12 patties.

3. Spread the remaining 1 1/2 c. of crumbs onto a large plate. Coat the patties evenly in the crumbs and transfer to the baking sheet. Lightly spray the cakes with nonstick spray. Bake until lightly browned and cooked through, about 12 min.

Serving size: 2 cakes - 2 points

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