How to make it

  • Flake crabmeat with a fork in a medium bowl; stir in 1/4 cup mayonnaise, scallions, soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon wasabi, and zest. Stir in 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs. Cover with plastic wrap; chill 1 hour.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and pepper; set aside. In a small bowl, beat eggs with 1 tablespoon water; set aside. In a shallow bowl, stir together sesame seeds and remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.
  • Form one scant tablespoon crab mixture into a ball; dip in seasoned flour. Flatten into a 3/4-inch high cake about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Repeat with remaining crab mixture. Dip cakes in egg mixture, then roll in breadcrumb mixture. Transfer crab cakes to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze (uncovered) until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add half the crab cakes; cook, turning once, until golden and crisp on both sides, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spatula, transfer to paper towel-lined plates to drain. Repeat with remaining cakes, adding more oil if needed. Let cool completely.
  • To serve, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place the crab cakes on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake until heated through, 10 to 14 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, stir together remaining 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, I tablespoon sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, make 24 (2-by-3/4-inch) ribbons from cucumber; fold each ribbon into thirds.
  • Dot each crab cake with 1/2 teaspoon wasabi mayonnaise; top with a slice of cucumber and a slice of ginger.

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  • nativeprincess 9 years ago
    Thank you Lucia!!!
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  • labcat71 9 years ago
    made these 2 nights ago. couldn't use fresh crab, had to use canned, but they turned out wonderful. thanks!
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  • ttaaccoo 10 years ago
    Oh my!! makes me homesick for dungeness crab!! These sound yum! You go girlfriend!! (i'm from Sonoma County) trish
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    So delicious - perfect combination of ingredients. And, of course, if it is made by Luisa, has to look sublime, too!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    How lovely these are - and they sound delicious. You get a high 5 from me and I flagged you for beauty, too. Gorgeous picture, Luisa. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    gourmetana ate it and said...
    I love crab cakes but never made them at home. I think now it is time! It looks amazing and my mouth is already watering! Thank you for sharing!
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  • binky67 11 years ago
    I'm with Brianna on this one, I love crab anything. Beautiful pic too :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    angelinaw ate it and said...
    Beautiful presentation and nice flavor combinations. High five!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    My kind of treat, I love crab anything. High 5
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    very nice! 5
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  • trigger 11 years ago
    Wasabi and ginger add a wonderful touch.
    Nice presentation.
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