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Crab Fritters with Yogurt and Lemon Sauce

crab fritters

The recipe for crab fritters was originally shared by Tito from France.

The fritters are similar to crab cakes. They are made with a mix of fish (Tito used grouper but you can substitute any white fish) and crab meat.

There is a lovely sauce for dipping the fritters. It is a simple mix of mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon. A nice light sauce for the crunchy fritters.

Savory crab fritters

Crab Fritters with Yogurt and Lemon Sauce

These fritters are similar to crab cakes. They are made with a mix of fish and crab meat.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 294 kcal


  • 8 ounces grouper, cooked and flaked
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 ounces cream
  • 8 ounces crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • 8 ounces bread crumbs
  • Oil for the frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon rind, grated
  • 4 ounces yogurt, plain
  • 4 ounces mayonnaise
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • For the sauce, mix the grated rind of lemon and the yogurt in a bowl. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Leave it aside.
  • Mix the grouper fillet, the egg white, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add the fresh cream, and place the bowl in a bigger container full of ice-cubes to keep cool. Incorporate the crab and the chives. Form 3 cm (just over 1") round balls and coat them in bread crumbs. Press down a bit if you want.
  • Fry the fritter 4 to 6 minutes in very hot oil. Add salt and pepper to your taste.


Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 16gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 565mgPotassium: 290mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 208IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg
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Eat hot, topped with the mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon sauce.

Makes 30 pieces.

Savory crab fritters

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