4 main-dish servings or 8 appetizer servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Pour milk over bread in a small bowl.

Step 2

Stir together crabmeat and next 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Squeeze milk from bread, discarding excess milk. Add bread to crabmeat mixture, and toss gently.

Step 3

Shape mixture into 8 patties; dredge in panko. Press additional panko onto each cake. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight.

Step 4

Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add 4 patties, and fry 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and patties. Place crab cakes on a large baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Spoon Orange Butter Sauce evenly onto serving plates. Place crab cakes over sauce. Garnish, if desired.

Step 6

* Panko (coarse breadcrumbs) can be found in Asian Markets. Fresh lump crabmeat may be substituted for Dugeness crabmeat.

Canlis, Seattle, Washington

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