1 large egg
2Â½ tablespoons mayonnaise (I like Hellmanâ€™s Real)
1Â½ teaspoons Dijon mustard (I like Maille brand)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Â¼ teaspoon salt
Â¼ cup finely diced celery (youâ€™ll need one stalk)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 pound lump crab meat*
Â½ cup panko (I like the Whole Foods 365 brand for this recipe)
Canola oil How to make it :Â
1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Combine the egg, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, Old Bay, salt, celery, and parsley in a large bowl and mix well. Add the crab meat (be sure to check the meat for any hard and sharp cartilage) and panko; gently fold mixture together until just combined, being careful not to shred the crab meat. Shape into 6 crab cakes (about Â½ cup each) and place on prepared baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3. Preheat a large nonstick pan to medium heat and coat with canola oil. When oil is hot, place crab cakes in pan and cook until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes per side. Be careful as oil may splatter. Serve immediately with tartar sauce or a squeeze of lemon.
Quick Tartar Sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
1Â½ tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced red onion
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve