Servings: Serves 4
In a bowl, combine crab, onion, garlic, corn, bell pepper and celery. In another bowl, mix mayonnaise, dry mustard, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, egg and 1/4 cup saltine crumbs. Add to crab mixture and stir just until combined. Form 8 patties; chill.
In a large sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high flame. Coat each patty with remaining crumbs and cook until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Add more butter and olive oil as needed.
In a pan over low heat, toast cumin seeds until golden and fragrant. Remove from heat. Cool and grind in a spice grinder, in a mortar, or under a heavy pan on counter. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
Serve crab cakes immediately with sauce.
From the August 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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