These crab cakes are almost pure crab meat...hardly any filler.
1 pound lump crab meat (check over carefully for shells)
3 or 4 tablespoons diced onion
3 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
3 or 4 tablespoons plain bread crumbs
1 or 2 dashes cayenne pepper or fresh ground black pepper
Optional: chopped fresh garlic
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
Mix all ingredients by hand. Do not over blend and try not to break apart the crab meat too much. Mixture will be very wet and barely holding together. Mixture will make 4 large cakes or 6 smaller ones. Place a 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs in a plate. Grab a handful of crab mixture and gently pat together. Gently lay the cake onto the bread crumbs and flip onto the other side to coat. Put cakes into the refrigerator for about an hour to firm up.
Coat a frying pan with oil. Saut