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Mini Crab Cakes with Creamy Picante Sauce

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 1 hr
  • serves: 7 people
  • calories: 135 1 serving

Restaurant crab cakes can't compete with this simply delicious recipe.  Our crab cakes have just enough breadcrumbs to hold them together...and the 2-ingredient dipping sauce is divine!


  • 2 cans (6 ounces each ) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Step 1

    Thoroughly mix the crabmeat, 1/4 cup picante sauce, bread crumbs, egg and lime juice in a medium bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Shape the crabmeat mixture into 14 (1 1/2-inch) crab cakes.

  • Step 2

    Stir the remaining picante sauce and the mayonnaise in a small bowl.  Cover and refrigerate.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add the crab cakes in batches and cook until they're well browned on both sides.  Drain the crab cakes on paper towels.  Serve with the picante-mayonnaise mixture.


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    February 11, 2013

    I was asked to make crab cakes again...everyone loved it!

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Made With

Calories 135
Total Fat 7 g
Sat. Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 608 mg
Total Carb 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugar 2 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 4 %DV
Potassium 3 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.