Curried Crab Cakes

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

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These could be served as part of the Indian Fritto Misto al Mare or as a main dish with ginger aioli. Or a single crab cake could be paired with lettuces, avocado, and mango slices and dressed with a ginger-lime vinaigrette.


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large onions, minced (about 2 cups)



Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the onions and celery and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Add the fresh ginger and the garlic and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer. Stir in the dried spices and cook 5 more minutes. Let cool.

Add all the remaining ingredients except the dry bread crumbs and peanut oil to the onion mixture and stir to combine. Shape