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Cajun crab croquettes

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Crab
Category Seafood
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Appetizer; Side Dish
Cuisine American; Cajun
Cook Method Saut�ing; Baking
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Heart Healthy; High Protein


  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 small onion, finely diced

  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely diced

  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, divided

  • 1 pound pasteurized crabmeat, drained if necessary

  • 1 large egg white 

  • 3/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs, divided

  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, freshly grated



  • Preheat oven to 425�F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, corn, and 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning, and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add the crab, egg white, 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, and lemon zest. Mix well.

  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions (about 1/2 cup each). Form each portion into an oblong patty that's about 4 inches by 2 inches. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning, and 2 teaspoons of oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1 heaping teaspoon of the breadcrumb mixture over the top of each croquette, and then gently press it on.

  • Bake the croquettes until heated through and golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 260 cal

  • Fat: 7g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 132mg

  • Sodium: 942mg

  • Potassium: 148mg

  • Carbohydrates: 23g

  • Fiber: 2g

  • Protein: 27g