Sometimes it doesn't take too much to make a fancy canapé. My go-to is always a crab cake because it's simple, chic, and the most important part, delicious. Also I can't hear the words crab cake and not hear Vince Vaughn from Wedding Crashers.
Anywho, not only is this totally perfect for a gathering, it's also skinny. As it is from the cookbook Skinny Taste. Seriously go get a copy because it's fantastic!
Here is what you need:
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 large egg
1 large egg white
2 tbsp finely chopped red bell pepper
1 tbsp light mayo
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
a few dashes of hot sauce
1/8 tsp pepper
9 oz crabmeat
Combine panko, both eggs, pepper, mayo, parsley, hot sauce, sprinkle some salt and pepper. Add crab meat. Shape into 8 patties or if serving as appetizers make 16 balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 425, spray baking sheet with cooking spray and place the crab cakes. Bake until golden, turn once, about 8 minutes on each side. Serve with lemon wedges or tomato.
Happy Hump Day! I swear I can almost see the weekend in the distance.