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TV Dinners: Desperate Housewives — Crab Cakes

On Sunday night's episode of Desperate Housewives, there was a very funny party scene where crab cakes played a key role in Edie discovering Carlos' affair. While BuzzSugar was a little disgusted by this scene, it actually made me want to make mini crab cakes!

The crab cakes were served as delicious appetizers at Bree's baby shower, and they make a scrumptious hors d'oeuvre or first course at just about any type of party. For the recipe and to watch the clip from the show,

Mini Crab Cakes
From Wild Oats

1 lb. lump crabmeat
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1/8 c. red pepper, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 eggs
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. paprika
4 to 10 drops hot sauce
2 Tbsp. tartar sauce
2 slices of day oldwhite bread, torn into small pieces
sea salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c. Panko breadcrumbs
1 organic lemon, cut into wedges
Cocktail Sauce, for serving

  1. Heat one-tablespoon butter in sauté pan. Add onions, red pepper and garlic. Sauté until soft, about 3 minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. Whisk together eggs. Worcestershire sauce, paprika, hot sauce, tartar sauce and cooked vegetables.
  3. Gently fold in crab and bread. Lightly form mixture into silver dollar sized crab cakes.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and chill for one hour.
  5. Heat remaining butter in sauté pan over medium heat. Press breadcrumbs into crab cakes. Cook for 2 minutes per side.
  6. Serve hot with lemon wedges and cocktail sauce.

Makes 12 cakes.

Photo copyright 2007 ABC, Inc.

Join The Conversation
herbalbrownies herbalbrownies 9 years
What exactly is hot sauce?
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
I love crabcakes. I also love Vince Vaughn's line in Wedding Crashers, "The crabcakes, phenomenal." So everytime I have dinner with my now ex-boyfriend and we have crabcakes as an appetizer, he always asks me if they're phenomenal before he takes a bite.
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
I luv crabcakes and those mini ones looked delicious!! :)
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
It made me want to eat crabcakes too. :-P
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
I'm not fond of fish, but I can do crabcakes!
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 9 years
crab cakes are delicious and i love it too!
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
Delicious! I still somehow can't get past the strangeness of crab cakes, though. It just feels weird eating it without having to work for it!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Love crabcakes!
emalove emalove 9 years
I love crab cakes!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I :love: crabcakes!!!
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