Crabcakes with Herb Aioli

By • May 23, 2011 • 3 Comments

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Author Notes: Springtime in Maine means freshly picked Jonah crabmeat. It is sweet and so delicious and there is nothing better than a crabcake made with aioli!Lydiac

Serves 4

Aioli with herbs and garlic

  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon lemon juice, to taste
  1. Place egg yolk, salt, pepper, dijon mustard and herbs in food processor.
  2. Turn on the processor and slowly add the oil in a fine stream. When you have finished adding the oil, add the lemon juice to taste and more salt and pepper if needed.

Crabcakes with freshly picked crabmeat and herb aioli

  • 1 pound Crab meat
  • 3/4 cups crushed crackers or toasted breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup aioli with herbs and garlic
  • couple of grinds of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Put the egg, mustard, aioli, crumbs, and salt and pepper in a bowl and mix with a fork.
  2. Add the crab meat, mixing lightly with a fork.
  3. Divide the mixture into four and form into patties.
  4. Heat a non stick pan or griddle and cook the crabcakes for about 6-7 minutes per side at a medium hot heat.
  5. Serve on a bed of fresh salad greens with a nice dollop of the herbed aioli on top and enjoy.
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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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Just love this recipe!! So nice to see a good version of this classic, without Old Bay Seasoning (which not everyone likes). I'll be trying this one the next time I can get my hands on crab. The aioli looks delicious, too. Thanks so much for posting this. ;o)


over 3 years ago Lydiac

Thanks so much. Your recipe for crabcakes also sounds delicious. A nice change of pace.


over 3 years ago wssmom

very nice!