Crab Cakes with Sriracha – Lime Mayonnaise

These delicious crab cakes get a spicy kick from the srircaha lime mayonnaise. You can dip your crab cakes in the sauce or...
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These delicious crab cakes get a spicy kick from the srircaha lime mayonnaise. You can dip your crab cakes in the sauce or put it right on top. 

Ingredients

For the crab cakes:

  • 1  Cup  ground Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, divided
  • 1  Pound  crabmeat
  • 1/3  Cup  green onions, chopped
  • 1/4  Cup  shallots, minced
  • 3  Tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  mayonnaise
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  pepper
  • 3/4  Cups  plain panko crumbs
  • 2  Tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • large egg, beaten
  • 3  Tablespoons  vegetable oil, for frying, or more as needed

For the sriracha-lime mayonnaise:

  • 6  Tablespoons  mayonnaise
  • 2  Teaspoons  sriracha sauce
  • 1  Teaspoon  grated lime zest

Directions

For the crab cakes:

In a food processor, grind cereal into a fine powder. In a large bowl, mix together crabmeat, green onion, shallots, lime juice, mayonnaise, 3/4 cup of the ground cereal, salt and pepper. Combine panko crumbs and remaining 1/4 cup of ground cereal in a shallow bowl, flour in another bowl, and beaten eggs in a third bowl. Form crab mixture into cakes, using 1/4 cup measure for each. Dust crab cakes with flour, coat with beaten egg, then coat with panko and cereal mixture. Place each cake on a baking sheet.

Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook crab cakes until crisp, about 4-5 minutes per side, adding more vegetable oil as needed. Transfer cakes to paper towels to drain.

For the sriracha-lime mayonnaise:

Stir together all ingredients and serve with crab cakes.

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