'Panko Crab Bites'
Source: Adapted from My Recipes
12 ounces shelled cooked crab
1/4 cup finely diced celery
1/4 cup minced fresh chives
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 large egg
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1 1/4 cups panko
Fresh chives, rinsed and cut into 1-inch lengths
Roasted Pepper-Chive Aioli
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1. Heat oven to 475. In a large bowl, combine celery, minced chives, mayonnaise, egg, mustard, and hot sauce; mix well with a fork. Add crab and 1/4 cup panko; stir gently just to mix.
2. Place remaining 1 cup panko in a shallow dish. Shape crab mixture into 24 cakes, each about 2 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick.
3. Place each cake in the panko dish, and coat on all sides. Place cakes slightly apart on a large greased baking pan.
4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Using a spatula, transfer crab cakes to a platter. Spoon a dollop of Roasted Pepper-Chive Aioli onto each cake. Garnish with fresh chives.
All Images Copyrighted © 2014 The Kitchen Life of a Navy Wife