Imitation Crab Meat Crab Cake

Here is a simple recipe that is perfect for cooking something delicious on a budget!
Imitation Crab Meat Crab Cake

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Love crab cakes? This is a simple recipe that uses imitation crab. If you’re on a budget or looking for a quick recipe, using imitation crabmeat instead of the real deal can be a tremendous help. 

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4
Servings
335
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 pound imitation crabmeat, diced
  • 1 Cup bread crumbs, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon dill weed
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

Combine crabmeat, 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, egg, mayonnaise, mustard, dill, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Shape into 8 equal patties. Place your remaining bread crumbs in a shallow bowl; dip each patty into crumbs to cover. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a large skillet coated with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cook crab cakes over medium heat until browned on both sides. 

Imitation Crab Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Imitation Crab Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Imitation crab is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.

Imitation Crab Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
25%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
153mg
51%
Protein
26g
51%
Carbs
21g
7%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B12
4µg
66%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
12.5%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
179mg
18%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
72µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
109µg
27%
Folic acid
22µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
25%
Phosphorus
345mg
49%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
417mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.1%
Sodium
992mg
41%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.7%
Zinc
5mg
33%