Vegan Crab Cakes and Sauce
Wait, let me guess! Your thinking, what in the world is a vegan crab cake? Right? Well, this vegan crab cake is a recipe I decided to create completely on a whim. One night when the kids went to bed and I just had all this spare energy left at the end of the day. I raided the pantry and frigde and came up with a handful of ingredients. Old Bay Seasoning was one of them so it's only natural that I would try to recreate something ocean-ish, and that is how this recipe was born.
Makes 7-9 vegan crab cakes
Ingredients Crab cakes 1/2 cup firm tofu, crumbled 1/4 bell pepper, finely chooped 1/2 small onion 1 can chickpeas, washed and drained 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning 1/4 tsp sugar 1 slice bread, I used white you can use white too small amount of oil for cooking
Vegan Tartar sauce 1/2 vegan mayo 1 heaping tbsp dill pickles, finely chopped 1 tsp lemon zest small pinch of salt (for spice add 1 tbsp sriracha)
Recipe Quick Tip: This recipe can be done, two ways. Mashing the chickpeas with a masher, for a little texture, or tossing everything into the food processor for a much smoother end result. I Will tell you how to make my personal favorite way. Which is the way that leaves a bit of texture.
Directions In a medium mixing bowl toss in the chickpeas. Using a masher mash up the chick peas as much as you can while still leaving some texture.
Add in the rest of the other ingredients.
Mix well, and form the mixture into small balls. Then flatten the balls a bit so that they resemble a crab cake. You want these crab cakes to have a thickness to them rather than being flat. If the cakes are flat they will far apart much easier.
In a large skillet heat approx. 4 tbsp of vegetable oil, on medium high heat.
In a separate small mixing bowl mix in all ingredients for sauce. Whisk until combined.
Place the crab cakes into the pan and cook for a few minutes on each side. Until the crab cakes have turned golden brown. Flip and repeat. Remove from oil, and place onto a paper towel lined plate. Dollop the tartar sauce over top and all that is left to do now is ENJOY!