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.

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