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Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Brunswick, Georgia

Crab Cakes Italiano

Pesto easily packs extra flavor into these prize-winning crab cakes. Mamma mia!

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Sauce

1/2
cup mayonnaise or reduced-fat mayonnaise
2
tablespoons purchased pesto

Crab Cakes

1
lb. fresh lump crabmeat, cleaned and rinsed, or imitation crabmeat (surimi), shredded*
1/2
cup Progresso® Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1/3
cup mayonnaise or reduced-fat mayonnaise
2
tablespoons purchased pesto
1
egg, beaten
2
tablespoons olive oil

Garnish, if desired

Italian plum tomato slices
Fresh basil sprigs
Julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In small bowl, combine sauce ingredients; mix well. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine all crab cake ingredients except olive oil; mix well. Using 1/3 cup mixture for each, shape into eight 3-inch patties.
  • 3 Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add patties; cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Drain on paper towels. Serve crab cakes topped with sauce. Garnish as desired.
  • 1 In small bowl, combine sauce ingredients; mix well. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine all crab cake ingredients except olive oil; mix well. Using 1/3 cup mixture for each, shape into eight 3-inch patties.
  • 3 Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add patties; cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Drain on paper towels. Serve crab cakes topped with sauce. Garnish as desired.

EXPERT TIPS

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* To substitute for fresh crabmeat, canned crabmeat, drained, or frozen crabmeat, thawed and drained, can be used.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
970mg
970%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 Very Lean Meat; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.