All you have to do is follow these simple steps and you can serve delicious crab cake burgers as an entrée at your next dinner party! Crab cakes are a very popular dish, and burgers are an American favorite, therefore, as soon as I heard of a recipe for crab cake burgers I knew I had discovered a wonderful solution to break the same-old same-old, of the everyday dinner party. With delicious seafood recipes like this one, an average get-together becomes a festive and savory meal to share with friends, family members, office associates or anyone else who comes to dinner.
The entrée takes about 20 minutes to prepare. The measurements used in this recipe will serve about six people. Depending on the size of your dinner party, you may want to double the recipe. To make the crab cake burgers you will need the following ingredients: one pound of crab meat, one egg, a half-cup of bread crumbs, a quarter cup of mayonnaise, light mayonnaise, or ranch dressing (it is up to you). You will also need two tablespoons of minced chives, a tablespoon of Dijon mustard (also optional), a tablespoon of lemon juice, a teaspoon of celery seed, a teaspoon of onion powder, a half-clove of fresh garlic (also optional), a pinch of fresh ground pepper, hot sauce (approximately four dashes or to taste), one tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil, and two teaspoons of unsalted butter. Once your ingredients are ready, begin this simple two-step process for the best crab cake burgers you have ever tasted!
First, mix together crab meat, egg, breadcrumbs, mayo (or ranch dressing), chives, mustard, lemon juice, celery seed, onion powder, pepper, and hot sauce in a large mixing bowl. Form the mixture into six medium-sized patties.
Heat the oil and butter, as well as the garlic (finely sliced) in a large, non-stick skillet over medium-to-low heat until the butter stops foaming. Cook each of the patties until they appear golden brown. They will need to remain over heat for approximately four minutes on each side before they are fully cooked.
Serve on artisanal rolls or even regular old hamburger buns, toasted or not.
Many foods will go well with your crab burgers such as a seafood salad, seaweed salad, or mouth-watering soups such as crab, lobster, or plain tomato bisque. You could also serve gourmet French fries, homemade potato crisps, or fancy breads, crackers and cheeses to accentuate your meal.
There are several ways to add a dramatic flare your delicious seafood dinners with sides and appetizers. For a side of fruit you can serve up a fruit salad with tropical flare. For example: instead of oranges, use mangoes, instead of apples use pineapple or star fruits, add bananas for their sweet, unique flavor, or perhaps add a twist of lime-juice for extra flavor. Delicious seafood recipes and simple additions of tropical or otherwise unique flavors to the dinnertime norm can turn your everyday BBQ party into a high-scale and super savory hit that people will be certain to remember.
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