Cajun Crab Cake Sandwich and Oven Fries

Cajun seasoning makes these crab cakes a bit spicier than the norm. You can make them with real crab meat, but you'll find surimi a budget-friendly choice.

Cajun Crab Cake Sandwich and Oven Fries
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Bake 400°F 40 mins


  • 12 ounces surimi (imitation crab meat), chopped
  • 1/2 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 small sweet green pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise dressing
  • 1/4 cup packaged unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 large egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons dry Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
  • 4 reduced-calorie soft sandwich rolls (80 calories each)
Oven Fries and Tartar Sauce:
  • 1 baking potato (about 1/2 pound), unpeeled, scrubbed and cut lengthwise into 16 thin wedges
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise dressing
  • 2 tablespoons pickle relish
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato slices

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In large bowl, mix together the surimi, onion, celery, green pepper, 1/4 cup mayonnaise dressing, bread crumbs, egg whites, Cajun seasoning and pepper sauce. Divide mixture into four portions; firmly press one portion into 3/4 cup dry measuring cup. Invert, tapping on baking sheet to remove. With hands, slightly press and shape mixture into a 4-inch patty, about 1-inch thick. Repeat with remaining portions.

3. Bake in 400 degrees F oven until browned, about 40 minutes.

Oven Fries and Tartar Sauce:

4. Place potato wedges on second sheet. Coat wedges with cooking spray. Season both sides of wedges with onion salt and paprika.

5. Bake in 400 degrees F oven until fork tender and crispy, about 30 minutes, turning after 20 minutes.

6. In small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup mayonnaise dressing and pickle relish.

7. Serve crab cakes on buns with oven fries and tartar sauce. Serve with lettuce and tomato, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 350, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 17, sat. fat (g): , carb. (g): 63, fiber (g): 6, pro. (g): 19, sodium (mg): 1498, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.