Crab Fritters with Yogurt and Lemon Sauce

Savory crab fritters
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  • Servings : 8 to 10
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 35m

Nutritional Info

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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.

Crab Fritters



  • 8 ounces (250 g) grouper fillet, cooked and flaked
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 ounces (6 cl) cream
  • 8 ounces (250 g) crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • 8 ounces (250 g) bread crumbs
  • Oil for the frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grated rind of lemon
  • 4 ounces (125 g) plain yogurt
  • 4 ounces (125 g) plain mayonnaise
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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. 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.

Step 3

Fry the fritter 4 to 6 minutes in very hot oil. Add salt and pepper to your taste.

Eat hot, topped with the mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon sauce.

Makes 30 pieces.

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Savory crab fritters

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