Recipe by moms diner
"Economical way to make tasty crab cakes. Use whatever cheese you have on hand or enjoy to make these."
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cold baked potatoes
chopped bell pepper
imitation crabmeat, flaked and chopped
shredded Cheddar cheese
chopped fresh dill
salt to taste
The recipe sounded good, after reading review I went to the kitchen and made it, its not even dinnertime yet! Five stars WITH my adaptions. The milk concerned me as far as too watery, so held off on that, and did not need any. The dill was an interesting addition, it was good with and without it. My potatoes came to about 1 1/4 c dry mashed (they were pretty small potatoes), I used 6 T butter, my peppers were a combo of red, green, yellow, orange, totaling 1/2 c, I held off the cheese, used one egg and added 1/2 t each garlic salt, onion pwd, dried dill and 1/4 t pepper, dash or two lemon pepper. Rest of the recipe was the same. Directions I followed as is, adding butter from pan in with veggies and no milk was needed, almost too much butter. I test cooked two, one I added a good pinch of mixed blend cheese, the other without, both were awesome! This is as close as I've come to recreating a crab cake I got years ago at a restaurant I've tried recreating many times since so I'm very glad I tried it! I wouldn't want to use more potatoes, so milk would not be necessary unless you had a lot more potatoes in there. They would help stretch the final amount. Add any liquid after mixing rest together, only add if you need it to help form patties. That will really depend on how dry your potatoes are when you mash them.
the crab patties were not good at all! dont put the cheese in or the dill and you also need some bread crumbs but i have to say the imitation crab is ok and maybe put some white fish also.
This was judged "tasty" when served with cocktail sauce by my husband. I thought they had a pronounced potato-y flavor. Will probably make again, tho with less potatoes.
I took the advice of Ssfkat3 and these turned out wonderful! Thanks to the author and SsfKat3 for the great recipe!
This is so yummy! I had to make without eggs for an allergy and it was fine, also kept out a couple for one of the boys without cheese! Tasted both ways and so YUMMY!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Poor Man's Crab Cakes
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 210
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