Cornbread Crab Cakes

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Cornbread Crab Cakes
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands On Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
16 cakes


  • 1 (8-oz.) container reduced-fat sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeño pepper slices

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2/3 cup finely diced red bell pepper

  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 cups Light Cornbread crumbs

  • 1 pound fresh lump crabmeat

  • Vegetable cooking spray


  1. Stir together first 3 ingredients. Cover and chill up to 3 days.

  2. Sauté bell pepper and onions in hot oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 1 minute; add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool 15 minutes.

  3. Combine bell pepper mixture, mayonnaise, and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Fold in cornbread and crabmeat. Shape mixture into 16 (2 1/2-inch) cakes (about 1/4 cup each); place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and chill 1 hour.

  4. Lightly coat cakes with cooking spray. Cook crab cakes, in batches, in a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve immediately with cilantro-jalapeño sour cream.

  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per cake (including 1 Tbsp. cilantro-jalapeño sour cream).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
6g Fat
8g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 357mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 7g
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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