Make-Ahead Seafood Cakes

  • 1 (5 oz.) can tuna, crab meat, or salad shrimp - drained
  • 2 sliced green onions
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T. bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder - choose one with the level of heat you prefer
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 T. lime juice
  • 2 T. mayonnaise
  • 2-3 T. fat for frying - I used a 50/50 mix of bacon fat and canola oil

Combine all of the ingredients except the frying fat in a small dish and stir until combined. Refrigerate until ready to fry. The mixture can be made up to a day in advance.

Using an ice cream disher, make little patties using the seafood mix. I recommend forming all of the patties in advance of heating the frying fat.

Place the frying fat in a medium-sized skillet and heat over medium-high heat. When the fat is hot, carefully set the patties into the the fat and fry on each side for 4 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and drain them briefly before serving alongside a simple salad and topped with your favorite hot sauce, mustard, relish, and/or dressing.

  • Yields: 1-2 servings - can be easily multiplied
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes

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