Posted by: marthabernie | May 30, 2015


I don’t often make croquettes, but occasionally I like eating crab meat, and this is a great way to use it.  Takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.


1/4 cup chopped green onions

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 oz shelled cooked crab meat

2 large eggs

3/4 cup panko crumbs, divided into 1/4 cups

4 cups vegetable oil for frying

Hot sauce (optional)

Saute onions in butter in a medium frying pan over high heat until softened, one minute.  Transfer to a large bowl.  Add mustard, garlic powder, salt, crab, one egg, and 1/4 cup panko and stir until blended.  Form mixture into 8 balls and set them on an oiled baking sheet.  Whisk remaining egg with 2 tablespoons water on a small plate.  Put remaining 1/2 cup panko on another plate.  Dip balls in egg, then roll in panko.  Meanwhile, pour oil into a medium pot, insert a deep fry thermometer, and heat over high heat to 350 degrees F.  Cook 3 or 4 balls in oil at a time, turning often, until medium brown, 4 minutes.  Transfer croquettes to paper towels.  Serve with hot sauce.

NOTE:  I served with Trader Joe’s tartar sauce.


  1. I love lobster rolls! These croquettes are very interesting. Ostriche


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