Whats Cookin’ – Post Office Saloon Crab Cakes

April 2023 Recipe…

Crab cakes can taste like a delicacy, but they’re quite easy to make at home. The fine folks at the Post Office Saloon were kind enough to share their recipe with us. Enjoy!

Post Office Saloon Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of the Post Office Saloon and Grill

• 1 cup crab meat (about ½ lb.); squeeze out as much liquid as possible
• 2 T mayonnaise
• 1 T Dijon mustard
• ¼ cup Panko breadcrumbs
• 1 tsp. dry dill
• 3 tsp. Cajun seasoning
• 1 tsp. black pepper
• 1 tsp. garlic
• Pinch of salt

Step 1: Combine ingredients and mix in bowl. Take mixture and portion into 3-4 patties and set aside. Use a small amount of flour if cakes are sticking to hands.

Step 2: In one bowl, whisk 2 eggs. In another bowl, put ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs. In the third bowl, put ¼ cup of flour. Take crab cakes and coat in order: Flour, egg and then Panko. Make sure they are coated evenly in each step.

Step 3: In a medium frying pan, add 2 cups oil and heat to 325 degrees. Once oil is hot, carefully place cakes in the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes. Flip them and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes. Crab cakes should be golden brown.

Step 4: In another small bowl, combine ¼ cup mayonnaise, 1 tsp. dill and 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice. Mix and serve as a dipping sauce.

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