Crab Cakes with Roasted Pepper Aioli
For me the key to a good crab cake is simplicity. I like to make the crab the star of the show, and keep the other filler ingredients like breadcrumbs to a minimum.
In this Whole30 Crab Cake recipe each cake is packed full of crab with just a small amount of almond flour to help hold everything together. I added in some finely diced red pepper to give the cakes some texture, and some chopped green onions and mustard for a kick of flavour.
One of my biggest frustrations with making crab cakes is how easily they self destruct in the frying pan. It took me some time to master the perfect egg to flour to crab ratio for this recipe to ensure the crab cakes were as easy to flip as possible. If you are worried they won’t hold together, or are making larger sized patties, I suggest putting the mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up before frying.
I served these Whole30 crab cakes with a delicious tangy roasted red pepper mayonnaise. You can use store bought mayonnaise, but to keep things completely natural I made my own. Homemade mayonnaise is really easy to make, it requires just a handful of ingredients and can be made in under 5 minutes.
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Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise
- 2 cups crab
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1/2 red bell pepper finely diced
- 1/4 cup green onions finely chopped
- 1 tbsp parsley chopped
- 1 egg*
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp vegetable oil for frying
Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1/4 cup roasted red pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- In a bowl combine all of the ingredients for the crab cakes except the vegetable oil and stir until well mixed.
- Using a spoon form patties approximately 3 inches in diameter.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the crab cakes for 2-3 minutes per side until crisp and golden in colour.
- To make the mayonnaise combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Serve the crab cakes topped with the roasted red pepper mayonnaise and wedges of lemon.