• Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 35m

6 servings

Crabmeat is the star in these delicately seasoned cakes.


  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, fresh or frozen and thawed picked over and patted dry
  • 3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 scallion, trimmed and minced
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
  • Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup crumbs.


Stir the egg white briskly with a fork. Add the crabmeat, fresh breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, lemon juice, scallions, red and green bell peppers, parsley, Old Bay seasoning and pepper; mix well.

Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Put the dry breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Form the crab mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties. Lay each patty in the dry breadcrumbs, and then turn each to coat them well on all sides. Pat the crab cakes firmly into rounds and then place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Preheat the broiler. Broil the crab cakes until nicely browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn them gently and broil until heated through and browned, 4 to 5 minutes longer. Serve hot, with lemon wedges.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7674

nutrition information per serving

154 calories; 3g total fat; 1g total saturated fat; 60mg cholesterol; 511mg sodium; 14g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 17g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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