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Crab Cakes with Curried Yogurt Sauce Recipe
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Crab Cakes with Curried Yogurt Sauce

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"Crab cakes are a traditional East Coast flavor; this recipe, however, gives them a Middle Eastern spin!!! They are moist and flavorful alone, but add the sauce, and WOW!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup mayonnaise and yogurt. Season with curry powder, chile pepper, and garlic powder. Stir in the mango chutney. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, toss together the green onion, jalapeno, garlic, bread crumbs, and 1/2 the crackers. Mix in the egg, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and Old Bay seasoning. Fold in the crabmeat. Form the mixture into 6 cakes and evenly coat with the remaining bread crumbs.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each cake about 5 minutes on each side, until heated through and golden brown. Serve with the chilled sauce mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

My dinner guests and I like this recipe very much as our entree because I didn't realize it was for an appetizer. I added a pound of lump crabmeat and it was great. Will make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 07, 2005

These were just okay for me. I used 8 oz. of crabmeat and only one cup of the crackers and there was still just too much breading for me. Next time I will try doubling the crabmeat. Didn't really care for the sauce. My husband and teenage daughter ate it though. Better than store bought but not great. Will play with it a little more next time. Thanks


12 Ratings

Jun 25, 2011

I used a different recipe for the crab cakes (old standby that I've had for years), but the curried yogurt sauce was to die for. Very good. I am thinking of other ways to use it. On a cold salmon sandwich or salad. As the base for a curry chicken salad with some added crunch (almonds or cashews), raisins and celery. I will use this again and again. It got rave reviews from my dinner guests.

Apr 05, 2005

Nice non-traditional verison of crab cakes.

Apr 28, 2009

So I can't speak for the crab cakes (we buy ones already made from our store) but the sauce is excellent. We make this probably once a month to top our crab cakes and it is delicious.

Feb 19, 2009

Didn't bother with the crab cakes. Just wanted to the curry sauce recipe. Sauce was super easy to make and very, very good.

Dec 30, 2009

deserves even more stars!

Aug 29, 2012

I am reviewing the sauce portion of this recipe only, I chose to use another crab cake recipe. Absolutely loved this sauce on crab cakes, it's slightly sweet and fruity from the mango chutney, and the amount of curry is perfect. I prepared exactly as written. Make well ahead of serving time to chill this and let the flavors meld. I think this would also make a very interesting dressing for a salad. Thanks for sharing your recipe with AR, very good!


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  • Calories
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 34.2 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 578 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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