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anndillman Jun 1, 2013 05:06 PM

I have a lot of leftover crab salad (crab, mayo, parsley, dijon). Can I add an egg or two and panko and have crabcakes?

  1. chefj Jun 1, 2013 05:08 PM

    Sure

    1. Chemicalkinetics Jun 1, 2013 05:58 PM

      I don't see why not.

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        primebeefisgood Jun 1, 2013 06:03 PM

        It will work just fine, but make sure you have enough filler to make a firm cake. I would add some parmesan so as not to use as much panko.

        1. greygarious Jun 2, 2013 12:10 PM

          There is zero benefit to using panko as the bread in the mixture. It is intended as outer breading because it fries up very crisp and since it is pricey, if you have other bread, cooked rice, mashed potato, crackers, or crumbs on hand, use them to mix with the egg and leftover salad. That gives you an opportunity to add flavor depending on what starch you use.
          Save the panko to coat the patties.

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