July 27th, 2010
Amalthea fun fact #6. Amalthea LOVES food. Maybe loves it a bit too much? That’s what the scale says every spring, when she comes out of winter looking a bit puffy around the edges. To combat this, healthier versions of delicious goodies must be found, and while the Zombie Loaf recipe is just about as healthy as meatloaf gets (sure, you could add ground fiber one instead of breadcrumbs, but it’s not really necessary) the first Zucchini Crab cake recipe could definitely use a little de-fatting. Oh, yes, fried everything is delicious, but there’s good news, this second zucchini crab cake recipe is also REALLY delicious, and it’s baked, so we’ve got less fat AND less mess (I can’t be the only one out there sick of cleaning splattered oil off of her tea pot, can I?)
So here we go, a healthy, easy, SUPER simple zucchini crab cake recipe.
Pre-heat your oven to 350.
Mush all of this together. It’ll take some doing until everything is coated and you may have to add a *tiny* bit more of the egg stuff, but go easy on it, once it does begin to mix, you don’t want everything to be really wet.
Now, take a baking pan, line it with foil and spray it with a non-stick spray. Make 8 patties out of your zucchini goop. They’ll be pretty thick, and you don’t have to worry about spreading, they won’t. Now, give them a little spray on the tops with the non-stick spray and pop them in the oven. After 20 minutes, give them a little pat to flatten a bit (very gently, you’re not angry at them! you’re rewarding them for their future deliciousness) and flip them over. Give them 20 more minutes. They should be slightly golden at the edges after that, but feel free to give them a couple more minutes if need be.
Remove them and serve hot. Be careful, they are absolutely molten on the inside so give them a moment before you take that huge bite. If you want to be evil, you can mix some shredded cheese into the mix before you bake and then you have cheesy crab cakes. If you leave them as is, and you’re on weight watchers, 4 of these guys is 4.5 points! You’ll be extremely full.
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