Not-Your-Mother’s Crab Cakes
15 ½-ounce can
cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
4 ¼ ounce can
BELA sardines from Portugal in olive oil, drained and mashed
pre-shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
small red or orange bell pepper, finely diced (about ¾ cup)
Panko (Japanese style) bread crumbs, divided
omega-3 egg, beaten
Pepper to taste
Mash the beans in a large bowl using the back of a spoon until smooth but still a bit chunky.
Add BELA sardines, cheese, pepper, ¾ cup of the bread crumbs, egg, lemon juice, tarragon, salt, and pepper to taste and mix well to combine. Place the remaining bread crumbs on a plate.
Shape the mixture into eight ½-inch thick patties and coat with the remaining bread crumbs.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Add the remaining oil when you turn the patties.
Serve with ketchup or tartar sauce for dipping.
Note: This recipe has not been tested in the Delicious Living kitchens