Crab Cakes + Lemon Truffle Aioli Recipe

Crab Cakes + Lemon Truffle Aioli Recipe

Disclaimer: a penny could hit the floor and I would get inspired. After recently getting back into cooking, I decided to be excellent at it! I developed the desire to make beautiful artistic food experiences for the people I love… Also, I watched Netflix’s Chef’s Table (it’s a mouthwatering, awe-inspiring, must-watch documentary on some of the top chefs in the world). So back to being excellent *as she writes with ketchup on her shirt*.

I came up with this crab cake recipe from scratch, using ChowHound for inspiration along the way. Nonetheless, I was not expecting them to be this decadent, delicious and oh so divine! The lemon truffle aioli is refreshing yet complements the crab fabulously! Do not feed these to your man if you’re not trying to get engaged that VERY NIGHT ladies! They say food is the way to a man’s heart (who is ‘they’ by the way?), and that makes these dangerous. I call them my Catching Feelings Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

… And now that I’ve oversold the crap out of my delectable crap cakes (maybe a typo, maybe not)- here’s the recipe:

Crab Cakes:

1/2 pound crab meat
1 tbsp finely chopped green onion
2 tbsp mayonnaise
5-6 drops truffle oil
1 egg
1.5 cups panko
half fresh squeezed lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp paprika

crab cakes

  1. Mix the crab in a medium mixing bowl with the mayonnaise, paprika and green onion.
  2.  Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Lightly beat in the egg and truffle oil for 30 seconds to make the crab cakes even more decadent.
  4. Make small hamburger patties with the mixture.
  5. Cover the surfaces with the panic.
  6. Cook each side on medium heat for 5 minutes.


Lemon Truffle Aioli:
5-6 drops truffle oil
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp paprika
half fresh squeezed lemon

The ONE thing: Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl and dip away!

crab cakes Pretty Weird Bombshell

You’ll notice a lot of the same flavours are used in both parts of the dish. Personally, I enjoy tying similar flavours together through different mediums. But you can always live more on the wild side and experiment with your own flavours. Maybe even add some curry to the aioli and some cilantro to the cakes? Anyhow! Don’t blame me when your man won’t leave you alone.

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