Krabby Patties! (Taken from a nick.com recipe that was apparently published awhile back)
2 tbsp. finely chopped onion 2 tbsp. finely chopped celery 4-6 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. thyme 1 lb. frozen imitation crabmeat, (defrosted and finely chopped in a food processor) 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 2 tbsp. mayonnaise (plus 1 cup for dipping sauce) 2 eggs, lightly beaten Salt and pepper (to taste)
Step 1 - Sauté the onions and celery in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the thyme, lower the heat, and cook until the onions are translucent.
Step 2 - In a large bowl combine the crabmeat, sautéed onions and celery, bread crumbs, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, egg, salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Step 3 - Shape into rounds by using a small ice cream scoop, then gently pat flat.
Step 4 - Heat 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Working in batches (2 to 3 crab cakes at a time) place the crab cakes in a skillet and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. You may need to add more oil for the second and third batches.
Step 5 - Preheat the oven to 400°F. Transfer the crab cakes to the baking pan and bake for 10 minutes. The crab cakes can be kept in a warm oven for approximately 30 minutes, or they may be reheated at serving time.
To create the Krabby Patty itself, you'll need these hamburger making ingredients:
Sesame seed hamburger bun Pickles Mustard Ketchup Slice of tomato Slice of red onion Cheese (cheddar or any other yellow cheese will work) Lettuce
2 egg yolks 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp white pepper 2/3 cup peanut oil 1/3 cup olive oil 3 tbsp white grated horseradish 3 garlic cloves, minced
Combine egg yolks, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix. Combine the oils in a separate bowl and very slowly add this to your yolk mixture. Stir it in slowly. You can add the oil a little more quickly when the sauce thickens. Too much oil and your eggs and oil will not blend.
Add horseradish and garlic and mix. If you're not a fan of either ingredient, you don't need to put in the full amount. Chill and serve with your crabby patties!
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