This recipe for mini crab cakes with creamy lemon thyme dip is perfect for any party. Perfect as an appetizer or a small first course for any dinner party.
Around here it seems like a really good crab cake at a restaurant is hard to find. However, my husband grew up near the Eastern shore, aka, crab country, and he has learned how to make really tasty crab cakes. Lump crab meat is essential, and it can be pretty pricey. Still, when you are going to a party, and that's all you are contributing, you may not mind shelling out a few extra bucks, to share this yummy treat with your family and friends.
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I did just that recently at a party my brother and sister-in-law were having for my niece's birthday.
Using my husband's recipe that I tweaked just a little, I made mini crab cakes as an appetizer for the party. The recipe makes 18 crab cakes.
I love the flavor of lemon thyme. It's bright and savory and once you try it you will certainly look for other ways to add it to your cooking. This dip could also be used with veggies, fresh fish, or grilled shrimp.
It looks like a lot of crab cakes but don't be surprised if they get eaten up in minutes.
Since they are pretty easy to make you can easily double the recipe.
Your guests will love you for it.
Mini Crab Cakes
- 1 pound lump crabmeat
- 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon mayo
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 2 eggs beaten
Lemon Thyme Dipping Sauce
- 1/4 cup Mayo
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
- 1 tablespoon chopped lemon thyme
- 1 lemon juiced and zested
- Place beaten eggs, mayo, baking powder, parsley, and Old Bay in a large bowl. Mix well
- Add bread crumbs and crabmeat and mix until just combined.
- Using a small spoon scoop out some of the mixture and make small patties with your hands, then place on a greased baking sheet.
- Cover and set in the refrigerator for about 30 mins to 1 hour to set up.
- Broil crabcakes for 7 -10 minutes, or until they turn golden brown. Do not flip.
- Make the Lemon Thyme Dipping Sauce by combining all ingredients and mixing well.
- Serve crabcakes on a plate with lemon wedges and a bowl of lemon thyme dipping sauce.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.