Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:17)

Crab Cakes With a Kick

½ t. garlic, minced
1 T. onion, minced
1 T. celery, diced
2 T. mayonnaise
1 whole egg
Dash of salt
Dash of black pepper
1 t. dijon mustard
1 t. Cajun seasoning
¼ cup bread crumbs
1 lb. lump crab meat
2 T. oil for sautéing


In a large stainless steel bowl, combine all ingredients except crab meat and bread crumbs. Using gloved hands, gently mix in crab meat, then add bread crumbs. Spread a thin layer of plain bread crumbs on work surface. Form crab mixture into equal balls, approximately 2" in diameter. Place on crumbs. Gently flatten ball of crab mixture and round the edges to form cakes about ½" thick and 3" round. Refrigerate. In a sauté pan, melt 2 T. of oil until hot. Gently slide in crab cakes 2 at a time. Brown on one side approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and brown on the other side. Turn down heat to simmer and cook crab cakes another 5 - 8 minutes. Makes 8 servings.