Sep 20, 2009

Mini Crab Patties with Worcestershire Reduction

This giant package arrived at my place few days ago-

Inside the box,
I got my 2 packs of organic udon, 1 pack of organic brown rice, 1 worcestershire sauce, 1 flower crab meat, 1 oyster sauce, and 1 acid cleaning thing for free!!

Yes! You heard me, freeeeeeee!

So here's the recipe I came up with using some of the googies I got,
Mini crab patties with worcestershire reduction-

Ingredients (for 6 small patties)?

1 can (6.5 oz) of flower crab meat
2 tablespoons of finely chopped scallion
2 teaspoons of Japanese mayonnaise
1/3 cup of grated parmesan
1 egg
Some flour
Some fine panko (regular bread crumb will do too)
Some orange zest (less than 1 teaspoon)
Some Worcestershire sauce
Small pinch of salt
Small pinch of white pepper
Extra virgin olive oil


Drain out all the extra liquid from the crab meat and transfer to a bigger bowl,
Add 2/3 of the chopped scallion, parmesan cheese, mayo, a small pinch of salt, and a small pinch of white pepper.
Beat up one egg, transfer about half to the mixture, and save the other half for later use,
This will help to bind all the ingredients together,
You might want to add just a little bit of flour into the mixture to help with the binding,
Blend the mixture well and set aside.

Have two plates ready,
One sprinkle with some flour, one sprinkle with some panko.

Form the mixture into 6 small patties,
Take one patty, cover with flour, dip into the remaining beaten egg, and coated with panko,
Repeat the same steps for all the patties.

Now, let's drizzle some extra virgin olive in the pan, turn to high heat and wait till it gets really hot,
Sear both sides of the patties for about 2 minutes each, or just till it turns semi-brown color,
Transfer the patties to a plate.
As for the sauce, simple reduce/heat up the Worcestershire sauce till it thickens a little bit,
Drizzle some onto a plate, place the crab patty, garnish with the scallion we saved earlier.

One more picture-

Makes a perfect h'orderve at the party!
*Or my yummy Sunday afternoon snack!

Cindy's Rating: 8


  1. How nice!! Free food and you turned it into something soooo delicious. :)


  2. Wow Cindy, It's 8am and now I'm drooling! I'm walking out to the warehouse NOW to get the goodies in your recipe, so I can make it tonight :D

    -Asian Food Grocer

  3. To Gustavo~
    Thank you! I couldn't have made the dish withough the ingredients you guys provided! Thank you so much!!

  4. I Asian Food Grocer!

    The crab cakes look delicious and -
    do-able. When you say "Flower crab meat" is "Flower" the name brand or is it a particular type of crab meat?

  5. To Sharon~
    The container for the crab meat states Flower, but I think it's just more like the texture. It's flaky instead of chunky.
    Any kind of crab meat will do the job, but flaky kind works better for this recipe since the patties are so small, smaller pieces of crab meat will be easier to work with (mix together, in this case).
    Glad you like the recipe!!

  6. Oh that's great you got it free- how exciting!!! Your photos are beautiful and it looks delicious!

  7. To Simply Life~
    Free food is always wonderful!!Thanks for the comment!!
    Btw, I ate all six of the crab patties that day....feel so..guilty..