Crab Cakes Recipe

Traditional Newfoundland Crab Cakes Recipe

2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 cup hot milk
1 bay leaf
1 lb crabmeat
1/2 red pepper, finely diced
2 green onions, diced
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cayenne
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash Worcestershire sauce
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup butter

In a saucepan the melt butter and add flour and mix thoroughly. Cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes; do not brown. Gradually stir hot milk into flour mixture until it forms a smooth sauce. Add bay leaf and cook for a few minutes. Discard bay leaf and let mixture cool. Squeeze liquid from crabmeat into flour mixture. Add red pepper, onion, breadcrumbs, cayenne, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Cover and chill for at least 30 min. or even overnight. Form crab mixture into 2-inch balls. Roll in breadcrumbs and flatten. In a skillet, melt butter. Add crab cakes and brown on each side.

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