We’re in Patti LaBelle’s home kitchen, cooking up her famous CRAB CAKES, from her book LaBelle Cuisine: Recipe to Sing About. Grab your ingredients and cook along with this legend.
If you’re cooking along with us at home, find the ingredient and preparation list below or listen and enjoy for your next meal inspiration.
COOK’S NOTE: (from Patti) Use fresh bread crumbs, made in a blender or food processor from crustless firm white sandwich bread, not dried crumbs from a box. Crab cakes are supposed to taste like crab, not bread, so use the absolute minimum amount – just enough to keep the cakes from falling apart. For this class we’ll be refrigerating the formed crab cakes for about 15 minutes.
Makes 4 servings
For the Crab Cakes:
3 tablespoons butter
¼ cup finely chopped onion
1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over to remove cartilage
1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs (see Cook’s Notes above)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
¼ teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
Seasoned salt and freshly ground pepper
For the Lemon Aioli:
1 cup mayonnaise
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
Fine sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
Habanero pepper or hot pepper of your choice, optional
Wax paper-lined baking sheet
Broiler pan, lightly greased
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