I have champagne taste on a beer budget. But since I do not drink alcohol it is more like Martinelli's taste on a Big K soda budget. I love seafood. But living in a landlocked scrub desert such as Utah, good seafood is hard to come by... I take that back. I can get good seafood in Utah, I just cannot afford it. So I try to make due with less expensive products, like imitation crab meat. Less than that. Kroger brand imitation crab meat on sale because it is close to the expiration date. Snatched that deal up in a heart beat. Now, that is a luxury I can afford.
Imitation Crab Cakes
16 oz crab meat (2 packages)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 Green onions, choppedSalt and Pepper to taste
2 tsp +/- lemon juice
4 Tbs +/- dry Bread crumbs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Add seasonings, bread crumbs, and green onions to the crab meat and mix together. Add egg, mayonnaise, and some lemon juice. Mix that together. If it is too soft add more bread crumbs, 1 Tbs at a time. Form into flattened disks and refrigerate, wrapped in plastic wrap, for 30+ minutes, or overnight. Dredge in flour and fry in vegetable oil over medium heat for 5 - 8 min per side (or until golden brown). Serve hot.