Created by ForeverMama on January 20, 2019
Step 1: Pick through the crabmeat, removing any bits of shell
Step 2: Fry the bacon in a frying pan over medium heat until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add the shallots, bell peppers, celery, and garlic and cook until soft but not brown, about 2 minutes more.
Step 3: Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and let cool.
Step 4: Stir in the crab, herbs, cracker crumbs, Old Bay Seasoning, salt and pepper, and cayenne. .
Step 5: Wet your hands with water and form the crab mixture into 4 large or 8 small patties. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Step 6: Just before serving, heat the clarified butter in a non-stick frying pan. Pan -fry the crab cakes until crusty and golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
Step 7: Alternately, the crab cakes can be broiled, also for about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and serve at once.
Step 8: Serve alongside Tropical Tartar Sauce following the method below:
Step 9: Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to mix. Correct the seasoning , adding salt or lime juice to taste. The mixture should be highly seasoned.
Step 10: Cover and refrigerate until serving time. This tartar sauce will keep for 1 week.