Easy Crab Cakes

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
1 (8 oz.) can lump crab meat
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Olive oil
Recipe Courtesy Annessa Chumbley, RDN as part of an effort to support fishermen and the seafood community. #EatSeafoodAmerica!

Instructions

1.In a small bowl, gently fold together potatoes and crab. Make 6 croquette disks, shaping them firmly.
2.Make a breading station by placing flour on a plate, beaten eggs into a bowl, and then mix Panko and Parmesan on another plate.
3.Carefully dredge each croquette disk in flour, then eggs, then coat well with Panko-Parmesan mixture.
4.Heat a skillet to medium-high and add olive oil. Gently add 3 of the croquettes, cooking them until lightly browned on each side. Remove and place croquettes on a paper towel. Drizzle a little more olive oil into pan and add the final 3 croquettes, browning on each side. Remove and let croquettes slightly cool, then serve!

Whether you call them crab cakes or crab croquettes, use leftover mashed potatoes and delicious lump crab for this mouth-watering, easy crab cake appetizer or side! And, if you don’t have crab on hand, you can easily use canned salmon or tuna.

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