Corn and Crab Fritters with Sunny SpikedĀ Aioli

May 20, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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.


What You'll Need
  • 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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8 Reviews

ibbeachnana May 24, 2011
I mentioned the recipe in an earlier response and it is from Colin Cowie
Bevi May 24, 2011
I would also love to see your recipe for the fritters.
Kitchen B. May 23, 2011
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
Sagegreen May 21, 2011
Cara cara is a great choice here! Nice.
wssmom May 21, 2011
It's all so good!
ibbeachnana May 21, 2011
I'm thinking that Old Bay aioli would be great with the fritters.
ibbeachnana May 21, 2011
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.
lorigoldsby May 21, 2011
Can you post the crab and corn fritter recipe? Sounds like a killer combo.