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HG's Crabby Patty
HG's Crabby Patty

Fit & Crabulous!
This crab cake recipe is so good, we're actually embarrassed for other crab cakes. Seriously. We are. P.S. Sure, this recipe calls for a lot of ingredients, but many of them are kitchen staples, and the recipe is SO, SO worth it!

Ingredients:
Two 6-oz. cans lump crabmeat, drained (about 1 cup drained crabmeat)
2 1/2 slices light white bread (40 - 45 calories each with around 2g fiber per slice), lightly toasted
One wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature
3 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
2 tbsp. finely diced onion
2 tbsp. finely diced celery
1 tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 tbsp. Best Foods/Hellmann's Dijonnaise
1/2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh curly parsley
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. whipped light butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), melted
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
dash hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco)
dash salt, or more to taste
dash black pepper, or more to taste
Butter-flavored nonstick spray
Optional: additional Dijonnaise (for dipping), lemon wedges

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Tear lightly toasted bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Pulse until reduced to breadcrumbs, and then transfer to a medium bowl.

Add crabmeat, parsley, garlic, salt, and black pepper to the bowl, and gently mix until combined. Add onion and celery, lightly mix again, and set aside.

Break cheese wedge into pieces and place in a small bowl. Add egg substitute, mayo, Dijonnaise, lemon juice, melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce. Whisk until smooth, and pour over the crabmeat mixture. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the liquid mixture into the crabmeat mixture. If you like, add additional salt and black pepper to taste.

Prepare a medium-large baking dish by spraying with butter-flavored nonstick spray. Take one-third of the crab cake mixture (about 3/4 cup) from the bowl. Gently form it into a ball, place it in the baking dish, and flatten it into a cake about 1-inch thick -- repeat twice with remaining crab mixture so that you have 3 cakes in the baking dish.

Bake in the oven for 14 - 15 minutes, until the cakes are slightly firm and cooked through. Remove carefully from the dish and serve with additional Dijonnaise for dipping and/or lemon wedges for squirting!

MAKES 3 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 (very large!) crab cake
Calories: 117
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 799mg
Carbs: 11.5g
Fiber: 2.25g
Sugars: 2.5g
Protein: 14g

POINTS® value 2*

Crab Cake, Average
Crab Cake, Average

Patty Pooper
Crab cakes come in many shapes, sizes, and types. There are the fatty breaded ones, the fatty non-breaded ones, the fatty deep-fried ones, and the just-plain-fatty ones. The "fatty" problem comes mostly from buttery breadcrumbs, mayo-laden insides, and creamy sauces. Why abuse crab that way? WHY?! Once you suffocate our delicious "pinchy" little friend with all of those CRAZY ingredients, your average crab cake will have fat grams in the double digits and more than 200 calories. Doesn't sound too bad -- but crab cakes are typically APPETIZERS. And (unless they're enormous like ours) who eats just ONE?! That's why we whipped up our own delicious and HUGE crab cakes that are heavy on crab (not on all that fatty stuff). We carefully studied our favorite versions, packed in some familiar HG ingredients, and went crab CRAZY in the HG kitchen. Try these out ASAP. You may never be crabby again...

Serving Size: 1 crab cake
Calories: 210
Fat: 12g
Sodium: 651mg
Carbs: 14g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 1.5g
Protein: 11g

POINTS® value 5*

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