Crab & corn cakes with chilli dipping sauce

Crab & corn cakes with chilli dipping sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 10

Throw out the takeaway menu and make these easy snacks at home

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per corn cake

kcalories
149
protein
4g
carbs
16g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
1g
sugar
6g
salt
0.64g

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander stalks (use the leaves for the main course)
  • 340g can sweetcorn, well drained (I use Green Giant Original)
  • 170g can white crabmeat, well drained and flaked
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • sunflower or vegetable oil, for frying

For the chilli dipping sauce

  • 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • juice ½ lime
  • ½ finger-length chunk of cucumber, seeds scraped out, flesh finely chopped

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Method

  1. Tip the egg, flour, garlic and coriander stalks into a food processor with a third of the corn. Whizz to a smooth paste. Mix with the remaining corn, crab, half the spring onions and some seasoning.
  2. Stir together the sauce ingredients. Cover a tray with kitchen paper. Heat 5cm depth oil in a large, heavy saucepan – it’s ready when a cube of bread browns in 30-40 secs. Drop in dessertspoons of the corn mix, then fry for 2-3 mins, turning, until golden and crisp. Lift onto kitchen paper. Keep warm. Repeat with the remaining mix. Serve the hot cakes sprinkled with the last of the spring onion and the dipping sauce alongside.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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mtuck313's picture
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Have made these on a number of occasions with great success. An easy starter I make the mixture in advance and cook at the last minute.

thesashbynoe's picture
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These worked really well for me. I used prawns as I couldn't get hold of any crab but they were fantastic none the less. My guests were very impressed

henners_46's picture
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Good easy recipe, my family loved it.. definitely make them again!

minacolada's picture
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I thought these were yummy. I made the mix in advance and then fried them when we were ready to eat.

Instead of deep frying I actually shallow fried them on medium with sesame oil in a frying pan. This worked fine and the general consensus was that they were delicious, especially with the sweetcorn! I was worried about the consistency of the batter (perhaps this was unjustified, reading other reviews) so I added a little more flour - this didn't seem to affect the taste.

I didn't add cucumber to the sauce, simply because I found it unnecessary. I did however squeeze in half a lime and some coriander. I used the rest of the lime to garnish the platter of crab cakes. I will probably make these again!

kingtwig's picture

These look delicious! I haven't tried them yet, but they sound good. Its says they're freezable....but at what point can you freeze them? Do you make the batter and then freeze that, or can you freeze the finished fried fritters? Thanks for any help :o)

tracinda's picture
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These were gorgeous! I didn't follow recipe exactly as I couldn't find crabmeat that didn't cost an absolute fortune, so used a 200g bag of cooked king prawns instead (delicious!!). I just put them in the food processer til they were briefly chopped and mixed with the batter. I also didn't use the cucumber in the dipping sauce (as I knew the rest of it would get forgotten about and be thrown away!), just mixed in a tbsp or so of chopped coriander leaves with the lime juice. It was beautiful, and my friends who were over for dinner were very impressed! The mixture did seem quite wet as others have already said, but it cooked fine, just make sure your oil is hot! I served these as a starter, followed by Thai red prawn curry and basmati rice
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3791/thai-red-curry
and it was a great success!

tigerlilyb's picture
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So gorgeous and easy to make - to go veggie you could leave out the crab all together, or you could replace it with tofu cubes if you wanted to keep some protein in there.

loujack's picture
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These are really gorgeous!!!! Made for a dinner party and went down a treat. A definate starter before thai curry in my family:)

alemap's picture

HELP the list of ingredients seems to have disappeared.

steffy1985's picture
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yum yum

loopylycoscow84's picture
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I tried cooking this as a dummy run for Christmas Day starter and my parents and myself loved them so will be cooking them for Christmas Day; I didn't do the dipping sauce however I made own my dipping sauce.

frogstar's picture
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Very good, I thought the mixture was too wet to be able to go in the fryer but they were fine. Wil defo make again

beccabryant's picture
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Loved this dish! Had it as a starter to a mexican meal me and my boyfriend had. These were so easy to make and delish!!!!!

lindseymartin's picture
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I have made this twice.
Absolutely delicious but make sure you keep the portions to a sparse dessertspoonful otherwise they're rather more than a mouthful. Good fun, great taste and looked just like the picture. Tried a hot chilli sauce for dipping the second time - not as successful.
You do need to eat them straight away but they're so delicious they don't hang around anyway.

aimeekate3's picture

just wondering what option would there be to make these crab and corn cakes vegetarian

emily84's picture

Apologies, the ingredients for the dipping sauce are now there. Thanks, Emily

rvl100's picture

There doesn't seem to be the list of ingredients for the sauce?

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