Madeleine's Crabcakes

Madeleine's Crabcakes
Recipe type: Appetizers
  • 1/2 pound large deep sea scallops
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 20 Turns of pepper from the mill
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pulverized crab boil (or any peppery crab spice)
  • 2 Tablespoons very soft butter
  • 1/4 Cup heavy cream (or more)
  • 3/4 pounds Picked over backfin crabmeat
  • cornflour
  • Clarified butter or oil
  1. Put scallops, egg white, salt, pepper and crab spice in food processor. Process 30 seconds. Add butter and process again until well mixed. Cool 2 hours. Add cream, then empty into bowl. Fold in crabmeat and shape into cakes.
  2. Flour crabcakes in cornflour and fry in butter or oil for about 2 to 3 minutes or until brown and crusty. Turn and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes or until brown and crusty on other side. Season with salt and pepper.
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