1Mix the crab, onions, red pepper and bread crumbs together.
2Mix the egg and cheese mixture with the crab.
3Let it stand in refrigerator for half an hour. Then form it into big balls and drop into Panko bread crumbs, carefully cover the crab cakes with bread crumbs allover. Fry in oil, only turn over once when it is brown on one side.
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab. Read more.
You probably have most of the ingredients on hand for these simple, elegant crab cakes; just make a quick run to the seafood market for fresh lump crabmeat. Toss together a bright, seasonal salad while the crab cakes chill.