Southwestern Crabcakes Recipe -
  • READY IN 30 mins

Southwestern Crabcakes

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"There is a wonderful hint of the Southwest in these crab-meat filled cakes. Fabulous, healthy dinner that is great served with sour cream, salsa and a side salad."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream and egg white. Stir in the corn and poblano pepper, and season with chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Mix in the bread crumbs and crabmeat until well blended. Shape into 10 patties about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the crab cakes 4 or 5 at a time until browned on both sides, about 10 minutes. Cover the pan with a lid while frying so the patties get heated through. Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 13, 2006

awesome wouldnt change a thing

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2007

I thought this would be yummy but I was severely disappointed-the only change I made was halving it, and it turned out terrible. They didn't hold together at all, and I even added more bread crumbs. Will not make again.


7 Ratings

May 09, 2011

I amended the recipe a bit by using the whole egg instead of just the white and, I used dry bread crumb. They were surprisingly good.....

Mar 02, 2010

Seems like a lot of work, but had a great taste. Definately "Fry", no baking.

Feb 15, 2008

I was quite disappointed in this. Something didn't taste quite right, I think it may of been the cumin. I doubt I'll attempt to make this a different way. If so I'd absolutely add more corn, and consider baking!

Feb 10, 2011

These needed more of the spices. Once I added an extra egg and then flour just to get them to stick together, they had very little taste. Will add more of the spices next time. 2nd try will be better.


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  • Calories
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 10.6 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

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

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