1 pound lump crabmeat
2 cups Panko Japanese bread crumbs (see note)
1/2 cup finely diced Spanish onions
1/3 cup finely diced red peppers, ribs and seeds removed
1/3 cup finely diced green peppers, ribs and seeds removed
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup pasteurized eggs (see note)
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Scant teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Scant teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
In one large clean bowl combine mayonnaise, eggs, lemon juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay seasoning, salt, pepper, onions and peppers. Mix thoroughly.
Add bread crumbs and fold in completely. Gently fold in the lump crab keeping the pieces as large as possible.
Using a large tablespoon or ice cream scoop portion the crab cake mixture into 3 inches in diameter by 3/4 inch high cakes.
Lightly dust each cake with flour and drop in a hot (365 degrees F) fryer or skillet. Cook thoroughly or until each side is golden brown.
Makes 10 crab cakes.
NOTES: Buy a substitute egg product such as Better 'n' Eggs which comes in 1/4 cup servings.
For a garnish: serve with chopped red peppers and a Dijon mustard sauce.
To make the sauce, start with mayonnaise, a pinch of dill and add mustard to taste.