Yum Peaceful Cooking: Turkey Style Crab Cakes with Dill Dip

Monday, February 23, 2009

Turkey Style Crab Cakes with Dill Dip

You probably won't see many, if any recipes for fish here. I'm allergic to all fish....ya, bummer for me. I've never had the pleasure of eating a crab cake but I've seen lots of them that looked really good. Well, I know these turkey patties taste nothing like crab cakes (mostly cuz they certainly don't smell like 'em)...but I used a combination of a few crab cake recipes and came up with a delicious alternative (for me at least).

Turkey Cakes (or Anti-Crab Cakes :P)
1 lb ground turkey (if you use those frozen tubes of ground turkey, try and get as much of the liquid out of them as you can)
3 tablespoons plain yogurt (or mayonnaise)
2 green onions chopped
1 - 2 tablespoons fresh italian parsley chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon Dales Seasoning (or worcestershire sauce, although it has anchovies in it so I couldn't use it)
1 egg beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
1 teaspoon creole seasoning
1 cup fine bread crumbs (if the meat is very moist, more bread crumbs will be needed)
vegetable oil for frying

Combine all ingredients except for the oil:

Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of your skillet (about 1/8"), over medium heat. Shape meat mixture into 8 cakes:

Brown the cakes until golden brown and cooked through, turning once:

What I've also done is brown the cakes in a hot pan turning once, then popping them into a 350' oven so they continue to cook and I know they're cooking on the inside, not just burning on the outside.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. I served mine with dill dip:

Dill Dip
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon dill weed, finely chopped
1 - 2 teaspoons onion or shallot, minced (you don't want to use too much as the flavor will over power the dill) or just chop up a couple green onions and call it a day
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced

Mix all ingredients, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.


  1. Yum!!! I need to try these REALLY bad...

  2. I would sooo love to your version of these. I know better than to even think that you wouldn't put your own twist on anything! LOL

  3. Those look mad good, love the sauce. :)

  4. Hey Bob - anything fried is good! LOL and the sauce is good with lots of stuff...even potato chips! :)


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