Making crab cakes is fairly fast and easy once you have all ingredients. They make for a nice dinner. You can serve them with a salad.
½ lb of cooked crab meat
½ cup of bread crumbs
½ of small shallot, minced
1-2 tablespoon of finely chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon of butter, melted
panko bread crumbs for coating
2 tablespoons of olive oil
To a large bowl add crab meat, egg, bread crumbs, shallot, cilantro, butter and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Salt to taste. Mix all ingredients together. Make crab cakes (about 2-3 inch in diameter). Roll each crab cake generously in panko bread crumbs.
Pour olive oil in a pan and fry crab cakes on medium heat for about 5 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked.