I was craving for salmon cakes, but found a can of crab meat in my cupboard instead. I looked up a couple of recipes and decided to combine all of them and make my own.
This is an approximate measurement of everything, since I never measure my spices.
1 can crab meat (6.5 oz)
1/2 cup panko crumbs
1 tbsp mayo
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 juice of lemon
1/4 cup green onions-chopped
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian herbs
S&P to taste
Mix together the egg, mayo, dijon mustard, lemon juice, lemon zest, Italian herbs, and S&P. Add into crab meat, mix in panko crumbs and parmesan cheese. Mix all together, be careful not to break up crab meat.
Oil up a pan and drop in a quarter sized ball of the mixture and cook on each side for about 3 minutes. It should be golden brown on both sides. Taste to see if you got all the seasonings right. If so, this makes about 3 medium sized patties. Cook at medium to high heat for the first 3-4 minutes on each side. Then change it to low heat so the inside heats through.
I whipped up a simple dip with what I had on hand.
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup greek yogurt (or sour cream)
a pinch of Italian herbs seasoning
a squeeze of lemon
Whisk together and you have a simple dip made in no time.