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 with Yogurt and Lemon Sauce
- 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.
Eat hot, topped with the mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon sauce.
Makes 30 pieces.
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