Aug 20, 2012

Baked Corn and Crab Cakes



Baked lump crab cakes with sweet end of summer corn.

The end of summer always makes me a little sad. I love the warm weather, sunshine, being outdoors, and of course the selections of fresh fruits and vegetables available to us. There is a small part of me that is excited about fall and the change of seasons, but I am absoulytely getting the most out of my favorite summer vegetables while I can.

These crab cakes which I adapted from this recipe were delightful with little sweet bits of corn in each bite. There is no need to cook the corn, it cooks as it bakes. Serve these with a salad and some fresh garden tomatoes and you have yourself a meal.

The trick to making sure the crab cakes hold together is to refrigerate them before baking, so don't skip that step.



Baked Corn and Crab Cakes
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 8 • Size: 1 crab cake • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 97 • Fat: 3 g • Protein: 11 g • Carb: 7.5 g • Fiber: 1 g • Sugar: 1.5 g
Sodium: 385 mg 


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh)
  • 1 cup (about 30) reduced fat Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 1 whole egg plus 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 4 scallions, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fat free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 16 oz premium lump crab meat, picked free of shells
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray


Directions:


In a large bowl, combine corn, crushed crackers, eggs, scallions, pepper, mayo, yogurt, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well, then fold in crab meat, careful not to over mix so the crab remains in large chunks. Gently shape into 8 patties using a 1/2 cup measuring cup.

Chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before baking.

Preheat oven to 425°. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Bake about 12-14 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

57 comments :

  1. This looks positively WONDERFUL! I happen to have 6 ears of corn waiting to be used in the kitchen. What a shame!

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  2. Make this with a corn and tomato salad!

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  3. Your crab cakes look crispy and I guess they would have a bit of sweetness from corn...yum!!Thanks

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  4. these look delicious and healthy

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  5. Looks so good! My husband is sauce person, would you recommend any type of sauce to go on top or on the side?

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    1. I liked to my other recipe above which has a roasted red pepper chipotle sauce, it's really good if you like some kick!

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    2. That's perfect for us! Thank you!

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  6. How do you buy the crab? I have never purchased it. Is it in a can or fresh? These look divine!

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    1. I buy it fresh from my seafood store, but you can also get it canned.

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    2. Great thank you! Can't wait to make them.

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  7. Gina, have you ever done a recipe like this with imitation crab? I have some in the fridge right now, and am tempted to put it to use in this recipe.

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    1. No but I'm sure it would be quite tasty.

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  8. P.S. I made your lobster roll recipe over the weekend, and made the baked zucchini sticks to go along side. Loved it!

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  9. This looks delicious. If you don't have fresh corn can you use frozen corn?

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  10. We must be on the same wave length, I had fish cakes on the menu this week. I usually use ground white fish (I take whole filet and use my kitchen aid grinder to make the meat) - what can I say quality seafood is tricky to come by in Phoenix, I'm so jealous of you and your 'seafood store'
    Any whoo great recipe and I am definitely inspired to add corn to our dinner this week.

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    1. I'm lucky to live on the coast! I used to go crabbing for fun and make a great sauce, I need to find the time to do that again.

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  11. This looks super yummy! I have a shellfish allergy. Do you think I could make this wth chunk chicken?

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    1. In theory it should work, maybe even tuna fish.

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  12. I used to frequent a high end resturant that served crab cakes over a bed of european salad greens with a balsamic vinegar dressing. Going to try this with that twist...thanks for inspiration..

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  13. Do you know if you could freeze the extras?

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  14. I love crab cakes.. this looks like a great remodel. So, tell me.. how do you make your patties so perfect and with an "edge"?

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  15. i think this might be perfect this weekend once my cleanse is over!

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  16. Have you double checked the calories? I entered the ingredients into the My Fitness Pal app and told it 8 servings and it's telling me 1 serving is 142 calories. I still love your site and think your recipes are delicious. I actually plan on making these tonight with a couple substitutions. I wanted to make sure my calories were still comparable and couldn't figure out why I was coming up with so much more than you.

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  17. Orange Awesomesauce8/20/12, 5:14 PM

    hey gina,
    im new here. your website is awesome but i was kind of confused about how the point system worked.

    thanks

    btw your kale chips recipe was sooooo good

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    1. Orange Awesomesauce,
      the points system is a weight watcher thing.

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  18. Any recommendations for good canned brands to purchase? Unfortunately, I am very far away from the coast (in Dallas, TX) and likewise the freshest of the fresh seafood. If I wanted, I could purchase cooked crab meat from a higher end grocery store like Whole Foods or Central Market, but it's expensive. I did see a live Dungeness Crab in a tank at Central Market last week (makes me miss San Francisco), but there's no way I'd ever cook it myself. I just don't have the cajones for that!

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  19. This looks amazing! Our Wellness Committee is starting a weight watcher's group at work and it starts tomorrow. Looks like this would be an amazing meal to share with them! :)

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  20. These look amazing!!
    I may just have to get cracking on this!
    Thanks for the recipe and all that you do, Gina!

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  21. Man-oh-man, I cannot wait to try these! The husband and toddler will LOVE them (as will I) ... Nom nom nom ...

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  22. Ohhh what a yummy recipe! I just love crab cakes!!

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  23. This sounds great - but if you are on a gluten-free diet, any suggestions for replacing the Ritz crackers?

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  24. We have tons of fresh caught salmon in our freezer - think I could use that instead of crab?

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  25. This sounds great!!! I think I can use a burger press to get them as pretty as yours...

    Thanks!

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  26. Have corn ready to go for this recipe- yay!

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  27. I never knew to refrigerate before baking them! Thanks for that tip!

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  28. Can I not use the corn?

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  29. Do you think I can use shrimp instead of the crab? I have some small shrimp and really want to try this! Please let me know!

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  30. Made this today with your chipotle red pepper lime sauce (from the other recipe) and it was absolutely fantastic! I can't believe it came out of my oven. I do highly recommend the sauce - it wasn't too spicy, just right. Delicious. Thank you! I love your recipes!

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  31. This was delicious! I subbed 1/4 a cup of breadcrumbs bc I live in Germany and can't get Ritz crackers. They were still delicious!

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  32. Costco has great canned lump crab in the refrigerator section...I typically dislike canned crab ;)

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  33. This sounds wonderful and very filling!

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  34. These look amazing. I can't wait to give them a shot. Thanks, for all you do.

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  35. Is the corn cooked or raw?

    Thanks,
    Diane

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  36. Made this tonight, very yummy!

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  37. I accidentally bought minced crab claw meat. It made the cakes very soft, so I added 10 more crackers and formed the cakes and put in the freezer for about 30 min and then baked. They turned out delicious.simply filling points=2 points/cake

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  38. Made this tonight for dinner and it was a huge hit! Thanks for these delicious recipes :)

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  39. this recipe is superhit i love it this recipe has got a very good taste...
    foods and recipes

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  40. Great recipe. I added a little Old Bay which worked well.

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  41. Made this tonight and it was AMAZING! Also made the Zesty Lime Chipoltle Sauce and it was a perfect condiment. Probably a little time consuming for a Monday evening but was dying to try before all the fresh corn is gone. Can't wait to have friends over and blow them away with it.

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  42. The carbs are too low on here. 1 cup corn is 40g carb and 30 Ritz crackers are 60g carb. 100/8 servings = 12.5 per crab cake, not 7.5. A big difference for someone who is eating low carb.

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  43. This looks fantastic and I live near the Gulf Coast - fresh crabmeat is easy to come by. Gina, do you have any ideas for a Weight Watcher friendly comeback or remoulade sauce to top with this?

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  44. Just made these and they are delicious! Being from Baltimore, Maryland I had to add old bay to it and it did not disappoint!! I loved it thank you

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  45. Just as a note, if you are trying to avoid high fructose corn syrup, watch out for those 30 ritz crackers. I'm sure there is a less processed alternative. Perhaps substitute with panko?

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  46. Those look fantastic, I really have to try them. Thanks. Amybeth Hurst, Portland, ME

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