You don’t have to go to your favorite beach side restaurant to enjoy fresh and delicious crab cakes!  Not only are these crab cakes totally yummy, they are really easy to make.

Crispy Crab Cakes

1 pound Dungeness Lump Crab Meat

½ Cup All-purpose Flour

3 Cups Bread Crumbs, divided

¼ Cup Water

1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard

1 ½ Cups Natural Butter Olive Oil

1 tsp. Hot Sauce

3 Eggs, divided

1 tsp. Parsley, dried

¼ tsp. Celery Seed, ground

¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes, crushed

¼ tsp. Smoked Paprika

½ tsp. Sea Salt

¼ tsp. Black Pepper, ground

½ Lemon, juiced

1. In a medium bowl add the crabmeat, 1 cup of the bread crumbs, mayonnaise, mustard, hot sauce, 1 egg, parsley, lemon juice, and salt and pepper, to taste, and gently combine. Divide the crab mixture into 6 equal patties and arrange on a sheet pan lined with waxed paper.

2. Set up a breading station using 3 baking dishes or pie plates. In the first dish combine the flour with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper. In the second dish whisk together the remaining 2 eggs with 1/4 cup of water. In the third dish combine the remaining bread crumbs with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper. Dredged the crab cakes in the seasoned flour, then in the egg wash and then coat them thoroughly in the bread crumbs. Arrange on a sheet tray.

3. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the cakes in batches of 6 until brown and crispy, about 3 minutes per side. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

4. In a small bowl whisk together all of the remoulade ingredients and set aside until ready to use. See Remoulade Recipe

5. In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, blood orange juice and Dijon mustard. Add the arugula, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss to coat.

6. To Serve:  Divide the salad equally between 6 plates. Top with a crab cake, drizzle with remoulade and serve.