Dust off that waffle machine to make these fast and delicious Waffled Crab Cakes! This is so genius you're going to wonder why you haven't thought of this sooner. The crab cakes cook perfectly in the center, with golden edges in less than 3 minutes! And you get perfect little square pockets to hold the lemon juice or tartar sauce.
Yield: 4 servings
4.8 from 10 votes

Waffled Crab Cakes

Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Dust off that waffle machine to make these fast and delicious Waffled Crab Cakes! This is so genius you're going to wonder why you haven't thought of this sooner. The crab cakes cook perfectly in the center, with golden edges in less than 3 minutes! And you get perfect little square pockets to hold the lemon juice or tartar sauce.

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces lump crab meat (shell pieces removed)
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs (plain or gluten-free*)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • few dashes tabasco (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • cooking spray (I use a mister)
  • 4 lemon wedges (for serving)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the panko crumbs, egg, mayonnaise, dijon, chives, parsley, lemon juice, Old Bay, paprika, ┬átabasco, salt and pepper. Mix well, then fold in crab meat, careful not to over mix.
  • Gently shape into round, flattened patties with your hands, about 1/2 cup each. Makes 4 patties.
  • Heat the waffle iron on high, spray with oil.
  • Place one in the center and close gently, cook until the edges are golden, about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition

Serving: 1crab cake, Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 9.5g, Protein: 15.5g, Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 635mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 0.5g
Freestyle Points: 2
Points +: 3