Chipotle-Sauced Crab Cakes

The smoky flavor of chipotle chile peppers gives the stir-together sauce gusto that complements the subtly seasoned crab cakes. To tame the spiciness of the sauce, remove the seeds from the pepper before you add it.

Chipotle-Sauced Crab Cakes

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  • 1   
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 3/4  cup 
    soft bread crumbs (1 slice)
  • 2   tablespoons 
    sliced green onion
  • 2   tablespoons 
    mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1   tablespoon 
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2  6 1/2 ounce can 
    crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
    Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4   cups 
    torn mixed salad greens
    Chipotle Sauce
    Lime wedges (optional)
Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/3  cup 
    mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/4  cup 
    dairy sour cream
  • 2   tablespoons 
  • 2   teaspoons 
    snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1   
    canned chipotle chile pepper in adobe sauce, drained and finely chopped*
  •  Dash 

In a large bowl, stir together egg, bread crumbs, green onion, mayonnaise, milk, and lemon-pepper seasoning. Add crabmeat; mix well. Shape into eight 2-1/2-inch patties.
Lightly coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Add crab patties. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until browned, turning once. Serve crab patties on greens with Chipotle Sauce. If desired, garnish with lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.
Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise or salad dressing; sour cream; milk; fresh cilantro; chipotle chile pepper; and salt.

  • Test Kitchen Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 359, Fat, total (g) 26, chol. (mg) 150, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 8, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 23, sodium (mg) 712, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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