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Island Style Crab Cake Sliders

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Allison Beck’s Island-Style Crab Cake Sliders (Entertaining Appetizers)

Prep Time: 30 Min
Total Time: 1 Hr 20 Min
Makes: 12 sandwiches
INGREDIENTS: 2 cans Pillsbury® refrigerated crusty French loaf

1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper

½ cup chopped mango

1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeño chile

½ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

1 LAND O LAKES® Egg, beaten

½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon sliced green onion (1 medium)

½ teaspoon salt, if desired

½ teaspoon McCormick® Cracked Black Pepper

1 ½ cups Progresso® panko bread crumbs

12 oz fresh cooked lump crabmeat (1 1/3 cups) or 2 cans (6.5 oz) special white lump crabmeat, drained

¼ cup LAND O LAKES® Unsalted or Salted Butter, melted

 

Aioli

1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

2 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

2 teaspoons lime juice

DIRECTIONS:

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Cut each loaf of dough crosswise into 6 pieces. Roll dough into balls; place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cooling rack.
  • Increase oven temperature to 400°F. In food processor bowl, combine red pepper, mango and jalapeño. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses or until mixture is finely chopped.
  • In large bowl, combine pepper mixture, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, egg, Worcestershire sauce, green onion, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs until well blended. Gently fold in crabmeat until well blended. (Mixture will be moist.)
  • In small bowl, stir together remaining 1 cup bread crumbs and melted butter until blended. Using 1/4 cup crab mixture per patty, shape into 12 (2-inch) patties; sprinkle both sides of each patty with bread crumbs. Reshape each patty, if necessary. Place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes, turning once halfway through baking, or until cakes are golden brown on both sides.
  • Meanwhile, in food processor bowl, combine aioli ingredients. Cover; process until smooth.
  • Cut buns in half horizontally. Spread aioli on cut sides of each bun. Place bottoms of buns on serving platter; top each with crab cake and top of bun.