Crab-Cake Burgers: 30-Minute Meal
Order crab cakes at many restaurants and you get what could more likely be called a bread cake. There’s more breading and other fillers than there is actual crabmeat. And the crab cakes are typically the size of a meatball. Not to whine, but that’s just not going to satisfy your seafood craving.
Enter the crab cake burger you cook yourself, a hearty patty packed with crab, moist with mayonnaise, and seasoned with chives, mustard, lemon juice, celery seed, onion powder, pepper, and hot sauce. This recipe calls for panko breadcrumbs, also known as Japanese breadcrumbs or bread flakes, which are coarser in texture than other dried breadcrumbs. They produce a crispy crust and are less likely to become soggy than finely ground breadcrumbs. (You can find panko in the Asian food section of your grocery store, and in specialty Asian markets.) A dollop of tartar sauce (or herbed mayo) is all the condiment you need.
Crabmeat isn’t cheap, of course, but this burger may have you so enamored you’ll forget about the beef for a while. When you look at the Crabcake Burger recipe, click on the icon next to items like crab on the ingredients list (where it says “see savings”). It’ll tell you exactly where each item is on sale in your area. Save money, and eat more crab!
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