I've taken the frying and fuss out of crab cakes by shaping and baking them in muffin tins. For the best taste, look for pasteurized crabmeat in the refrigerator case at your market's fish counter, a better choice than canned varieties. Make It a Meal: Try these cakes with some tangy tartar sauce and coleslaw.
Total Time: 40 minutes 6 servings 2 cakes each
1 pound crabmeat
2 cups fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs, (see TIP)
1/2 red bell pepper, minced
3 scallions, sliced
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
10 dashes hot sauce, such as, Tabasco
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 lemon wedges, for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Generously coat a 12-cup nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray.
2. Mix crab, breadcrumbs, bell pepper, scallions, mayonnaise, eggs, egg white, hot sauce, celery salt and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups. Bake until crispy and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.
Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave or serve cold.