Sunday, February 21, 2010

Potato-Crab Cakes with Lime Butter

Okay, can you please hurry up and make these so we can talk about how GOOD they taste??! I made these for lunch today and they were eaten up super fast; everyone loved them! They have a very unique, flavorful taste and are really easy to make! And DO NOT leave out the lime butter--it is YU-MMY!

1 c. mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)--I used instant
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp. plus 1/2 c. dry bread crumbs, divided
1 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. lime juice
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 lb. fresh crabmeat, minced
1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 c. butter, softened
4 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. grated lime peel

*In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, egg, 1 Tbsp. bread crumbs, onion, parsley, lime juice, salt and pepper. Gently stir in the crab. Shape into 12 patties.
*In a shallow bowl, combine flour and remaining 1/2 c. bread crumbs. Coat patties with crumb mixture.
*In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375. Fry crab cakes, a few at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Combine the butter, lime juice and peel. Serve with crab cakes.