Mini Crab Cakes with Creamy Picante Sauce

Mini Crab Cakes with Creamy Picante Sauce

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"Restaurant crab cakes can't compete with this simply delicious recipe. Our crab cakes have just enough breadcrumbs to hold them together... and the 2-ingredient dipping sauce is divine!"
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1 h servings 135 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 512 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Thoroughly mix the crabmeat, 1/4 cup picante sauce, bread crumbs, egg and lime juice in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Shape the crabmeat mixture into 14 (1 1/2-inch) crab cakes. Stir the remaining picante sauce and the mayonnaise in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Heat the oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the crab cakes in batches and cook until they're well browned on both sides. Drain the crab cakes on paper towels. Serve with the picante-mayonnaise mixture.



This recipe did not taste good at all. We made a few and tried them just to see if we should keep going, and there was just something not right about it. I guess it was the picante sauce; it m...

I made this with a can of salmon and panko breadcrumbs. Delicious. I also used lemon juice instead of lime, but next time will try the lime juice. The picante that I used was very hot so I up...

Great Crab Cakes and easy to make. I have made this several times for my family and they love it.