Lemon Juice

Crabcakes with HerbĀ Aioli

May 23, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
  • Crabcakes with freshly picked crabmeat and herb aioli
  • 1 pound Crab meat
  • 3/4 cup 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. Aioli with herbs and garlic
  2. Place egg yolk, salt, pepper, dijon mustard and herbs in food processor.
  3. 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.
  1. Crabcakes with freshly picked crabmeat and herb aioli
  2. Put the egg, mustard, aioli, crumbs, and salt and pepper in a bowl and mix with a fork.
  3. Add the crab meat, mixing lightly with a fork.
  4. Divide the mixture into four and form into patties.
  5. Heat a non stick pan or griddle and cook the crabcakes for about 6-7 minutes per side at a medium hot heat.
  6. Serve on a bed of fresh salad greens with a nice dollop of the herbed aioli on top and enjoy.
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3 Reviews

AntoniaJames July 5, 2011
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)
Lydiac May 25, 2011
Thanks so much. Your recipe for crabcakes also sounds delicious. A nice change of pace.
wssmom May 24, 2011
very nice!