Crispy Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aioli – 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes

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Crispy Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aioli Waffle Maker Recipe. If you love crab cakes, you’re sure to love this quick, easy and delightfully good recipe.

Crispy Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aioli - 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes

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Crispy Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aioli

If you love crab cakes, you’re sure to love this quick, easy and delightfully good recipe.

Makes 4 servings

Tip

Crab cakes can be prepared as in step 2, wrapped individually in plastic wrap, then foil, and frozen for up to 3 months.


To make this recipe you’ll need a baking sheet with wire rack.

Ingredients

Chipotle Aioli

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tsp finely chopped fresh chives (20 mL)
  • 3⁄4 tsp chipotle chile powder (3 mL)
  • 2⁄3 cup mayonnaise (150 mL)
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (5 mL)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Crab Cakes

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup panko (125 mL)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (15 mL)
  • 1⁄4 tsp dry mustard (1 mL)
  • 1⁄8 tsp cayenne pepper (0.5 mL)
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (30 mL)
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce (10 mL)
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (5 mL)
  • 2 cans (each 6 oz/170 g) backfin (lump) crabmeat, drained and squeezed dry
  • 4 romaine or iceberg lettuce leaves
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

• Preheat waffle maker

• Preheat oven to 200°F (100°C)

1. Aioli: In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, chives, chile powder, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, for up to 3 days.

2. Crab Cakes: In a large bowl, whisk together egg and egg white. Stir in shallot, panko, parsley, mustard, cayenne, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice, mixing well. Gently fold in crab. Form into 4 cakes, about 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.

3. Spray waffle maker with cooking spray. Place 1 cake in waffle maker and cook for 5 minutes or until well browned outside and hot in the center. Transfer to rack on baking sheet and keep warm in preheated oven. Repeat with remaining cakes, spraying waffle maker as needed between batches.

4. Serve crab cakes on lettuce leaves, with chipotle aioli on the side.


If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to check out my 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes cookbook review which contains a Waffled Veggie Tots recipe, as well as a Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas recipe, both of which I have shared with permission of the publisher. You can purchase 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes on Amazon.

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6 comments

Rebecca Bryant June 28, 2018 - 7:29 pm

YUm!1 These look so good. I know my family would love to have these one night. Pinning for later.

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Ashley June 28, 2018 - 8:11 pm

Yum!! As I live in MD, I’m always cooking with crab! These look so delicious.

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Emily June 28, 2018 - 8:16 pm

This looks like such a great meal idea! I am always making the same foods and this is a great new recipe to try. Thanks for this!

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Milena June 29, 2018 - 7:44 am

I haven’t tried making anything else in the waffle maker except waffles, but I’m dying too now! This sounds so good. I’ll have to give it a try!

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Kristin June 29, 2018 - 9:21 am

Yum! Crab cakes are always one of my favorites. These look so delicious!

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pat. June 30, 2018 - 10:02 am

The best crabs for anything are Maryland.

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