Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Super Bowl Mini Crab Cakes Appetizer, Gluten-free #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl:

I don't know about you, but I will be watching the Super Bowl. At the risk of alienating some of my fans, I have to admit I'm a 49er fan. They have been my team since I was a little girl growing up in San Francisco.  Go Niners!

No matter what, you always need appetizers at a Super Bowl party, even if the party is for one!

These mini crab cakes make the perfect party appetizer.  All the flavors of crab in bite-sized portions.  Serve with homemade aioli, and voila.  Yum!

Mind you, they can be messy because you have to saute them. So plan ahead if you want to make them and then clean up the area. They reheat well in the oven.

Have fun!

Mini Crab Cakes – gluten free

(yield: 16)

2 6-ounce cans lump crabmeat
1/3 cup gluten-free Panko * I like Ian’s.
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, minced
1 large egg, beaten
1 clove garlic, minced *you can omit if you have a garlic issue
1/4 cup mayonnaise *I use Best Foods, which is gluten-free
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (found at the fish counter)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper, ground
1/2 cup panko, extra for dredging the crab cakes
2 tablespoons olive oil


1 cup mayonnaise * see above
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper, ground

To make the crab cakes:

Combine all the crab cake ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.  Shape mixture by tablespoonfuls into small cakes.  Dredge with the extra panko. (They will be soft. It’s okay.) 

Heat olive oil on medium-high in a large sauté pan.  Sauté crab cakes in oil until golden brown on both sides, about 4-5 minutes a side. Serve with aioli sauce.

To make the aioli:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

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  1. These look delicious! As for the Super Bowl, I don't have a dog in that fight!

    1. It seems to matter, doesn't it, Pat? It helps if you're really rooting for a team. :) ~ Daryl

  2. These look wonderful thank you for sharing.

    1. You are so welcome. They were easy and so delicious. A tad messy with the frying, but worth it. I'm making again in 2 days. Yay! ~ Daryl

  3. The trick with crab cakes is good crab and only enough other ingredients to hold it together.
    Looks good.

  4. Sounds really delicious. I don't have a team playing.