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Crab cakes recipe

Crab cakes recipe

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  • Serves 12
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 107 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 250g potatoes, peeled
  • 1 dressed crab
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 spring onions, very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • vegetable oil for frying
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    5g 7%
  • Saturates

    1g 3%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    0.4g 7%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.7g Protein 6.1g Fibre 0.6g


  1. Boil the potatoes until soft and mash thoroughly. Fold in the dressed crab. Mix in the spring onions, parsley and chilli. Shape mixture into 12 small cakes about 4cm across.
  2. Dip cakes into the egg and coat in breadcrumbs. Heat the oil in a shallow pan and fry the cakes on each side for 3-4 minutes. Serve with lime wedges, salad leaves and mayonnaise.

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