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Imitation Crab Cakes with Cajun Seasoning

The taste of a southern delicacy can be easily and affordably reproduced at home with this Cajun crab cake recipe. Imitation crabmeat tastes creamy, lemony and delicious when mixed with Louisiana-spices and fried up in crispy bread crumbs. Pairs well with a salad and garlic toast.

Serves 4
Ready in 35 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
152 calories per serving


> 8 oz imitation crab, flake style
> 1/2 cup finely diced green or red bell pepper
> 1/2 cup finely diced onion
> 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
> 1 tbsp lemon juice
> 1 large egg
> 1 tsp Cajun seasoning *
> Ground black pepper to taste
> 1/2 cup toasted bread crumbs, divided


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray or coat a baking sheet with vegetable oil. Shred crab into smaller pieces and place in a medium bowl with remaining ingredients, using 1/4 cup of the breadcrumbs. Mix well and shape the crab mixture into 4 cakes.
Coat crab cakes in remaining breadcrumbs, pressing crumbs onto the cakes, and place on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.

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