Crab & Corn Hash

I have been craving crab cakes something fierce, but I was only able to find claw meat and not lump. If you know crab cakes you know that this won’t work AT ALL, the bits are too bitty and the chunks aren’t chunky enough. That would require a ton of extra cracker crumbs, and I don’t like the cakes for the filler, if you catch my drift. You try to make a decent chunky cake with claw alone and well…it’s going to be a sad day at the table for you my friend. This is where being a scrappy girl with a mad craving comes in…
This recipe is my crab cake recipe, with a few modifications. Perfect for brunch, or along side a cool salad, the hash was wicked satisfying. Don’t forget to season to you own tastes, adding or subtracting based on your personal palate. If you want cakes, don’t fear. The modifications will be below. What’s the famous diaper slogan? Live, learn and then get lump.

The Goods:
1 ear of corn boiled and chilled then cut from the cob, or 1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 lb crab claw meat
1 large egg, beaten
2 tbsp mayo (I prefer light)
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp capers, finely chopped
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cajun seasoning (or more if you love the flavor like I do)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp of finely minced fresh jalapeno
1/4 cup GF panko

The Steps:
Carefully (really carefully!) fold the corn, crab meat and panko together in a mixing bowl
Beat all of the other ingredients together until emulsified and creamy
Add wet ingredients to the crab mixture
Saute in a skillet on medium-high heat, flipping occasionally but allowing a crust to form on the hash

Modified back to a cake: substitute 2/3 cup LUMP crab meat for the claw, increase the panko beginning with 1/3 cup and adding more until the cakes are stable enough to keep their shapes. Using a medium cookie scoop, or a 1/2 measuring cup, scoop each portion onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-14 minutes, without flipping, until golden brown.
You can also saute them or shallow fry in a skillet, flipping only once to ensure they stay together and do not dry out.

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