How To Make Crab Cake Croquettes

How To Make Crab Cake Croquettes


  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 lb lump crabmeat, picked through for shells, coarsely chopped
  • 1⁄2 jalapeno, finely chopped (with or without seeds)
  • 1⁄2 red bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1⁄2 small red onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for shallow frying
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce
  • 4 cups unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • kosher salt and black pepper




Step 1

Combine mayonnaise, chili-garlic sauce, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Refrigerate the mixture to chill.

Step 2

Next, heat a 10-inch heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil and heat until glossy. Toss in celery, jalapenos, onions, and bell peppers, cooking until they soften (about 3 minutes). Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl and allow them to cool to room temperature for about 10 to 12 minutes. Set the skillet aside after wiping it clean.

Step 3

Add crabmeat, 1 1/2 cups of breadcrumbs, egg, and 1/2 cup of chili mayonnaise to the cooled vegetables. Season with salt and black pepper, then mix everything well. Place the remaining 2 1/2 cups of breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl and set it aside. Shape the crab mixture into bite-size croquettes, making about 25 to 30 in total (approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons each). Roll each croquette in the breadcrumbs to coat them evenly.

Step 4

Arrange the croquettes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or you can refrigerate them for up to 8 hours.

Step 5

For cooking, heat 1/4 inch of canola oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the croquettes in batches until they turn golden brown and are cooked through, flipping them once (about 2 to 3 minutes per side).

Step 6

Transfer the cooked croquettes to a serving platter and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Serve the croquettes with the remaining chili mayonnaise for dipping. Enjoy!


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