Lump Crab Cake Burger
crab, panko crumbs, egg, Greek yogurt, scallions, hot sauce, Old Bay Seasoning, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, buns, lettuce, red onion
Sandwiches and Burgers
“Crab cakes and football! That’s what Maryland does!” says one of our favorite lines from Wedding Crashers. Without a doubt, the most quintessential Maryland dish is crab cakes. And making them into burger patties is a fun way to serve healthier burgers on game day.
So when you’re looking to mix up your turf for a little surf, give these scrumptious crab burgers a try. They’re sure to make your game day celebrations a little extra special, especially if you’re pulling for a Maryland team!
1 pound lump crab meat, picked over or shredded
1 cup panko crumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
¼ cup Greek yogurt
2 scallions, finely sliced
Dash of hot sauce, to taste
1 ½ teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Extra virgin olive oil (or vegetable oil), for frying
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
⅛ tablespoon black pepper
Lettuce, for serving
Red onion, thinly sliced, for serving
In a bowl, whisk the scallions, egg, yogurt, mustard, hot sauce, lemon juice, and Old Bay Seasoning.
Add in the crab and mix. Then, add in the panko crumbs, salt, and pepper and stir until well incorporated.
Form the crab mixture into 1-inch thick patties.
There are two ways you can cook the crab cakes. The first is to pan fry: Heat a couple tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the cakes until golden brown and crisp, which will take about 3–4 minutes per side.
The other way to cook is to broil: Place the patties on a lightly greased broiler pan or baking sheet and broil for 10–15 minutes, until golden brown. Be sure to keep a close eye on the patties if you opt for this cooking method.
Serve the patties on buns with lettuce and thinly slice red onions, as you would a burger. You can also serve on lettuce without the buns for “protein crab cake burgers.”