Corn and Crab Fritters with Sunny Spiked Aioli

By • May 20, 2011 8 Comments

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Author Notes: Because my husband loves sauces and I wanted a lighter version of aioli for corn and crab fritters, I came up with the following recipe, no huge changes from other aioli recipes, lighter with a touch of my ground red pepper flakes and a teaspoon or two of my favorite orange juice from Cara Cara oranges.

Equipment, the whisk attachment on the stick blender, moments to make.


Serves 4

  • 1 whole egg + 1 yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup mild olive oil
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons juice from a Cara Cara orange
  • 2 small cloves of garlic
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • pinches of ground red pepper flakes
  1. Egg and pressed garlic in the stick blender jar, whisk for several seconds on medium low speed, slightly thickened, slowly add the oil until you get a smooth thick aioli.
  2. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle a little ground red pepper.
  3. Keep in mind that I didn't want to overwhelm the crab flavor or fresh corn in the fritters, but you can certainly adjust any of the ingredients to suit your own taste.

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over 4 years ago ibbeachnana

I mentioned the recipe in an earlier response and it is from Colin Cowie


over 4 years ago Bevi

I would also love to see your recipe for the fritters.


over 4 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

Now I'm curious (and heading to Google to find out what a Cara Cara orange is!). i love the addition and fragrance of citrus in this = delicious


over 4 years ago Sagegreen

Cara cara is a great choice here! Nice.


over 4 years ago wssmom

It's all so good!


over 4 years ago ibbeachnana

I'm thinking that Old Bay aioli would be great with the fritters.


over 4 years ago ibbeachnana

Sure, certainly not one that I created, but one that I prefer. Not sure about posting a copyrighted recipe, but I have noted that it is a Colin Cowie recipe and found a link to his recipe as well. I took a look at his aioli recipe, interesting, but that amount of garlic, mustard and lemon sounds like too much for crab to me.


over 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Can you post the crab and corn fritter recipe? Sounds like a killer combo.