Blushing Maine Lobster Cakes Recipe

This recipe, by Nancy Thompson, was featured at the Maine Lobster Festival.

By James O. Fraioli from The Best Recipes From America's Food Festivals
Maine Lobster FestivalPhoto Credit: Maine Lobster FestivalMaine Lobster Festival

Ingredients

  • Olive oil, as needed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt

  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. diced pimentos
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped chives
  • 1 lb. lobster meat, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup crushed butter crackers, plus 1/2 cup Rosey Sauce (see below)

Rosey Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 425°F degrees.

  • 2

    Oil a cookie sheet with olive oil. In a medium bowl, lightly beat eggs with a wire whisk. Whisk in the ketchup, mayonnaise, butter, seasoned salt, and paprika. Stir in the pimentos and chives. Add lobster meat and 1/2 cup of the crushed butter crackers. Stir gently to combine. Form the mixture into 8 cakes, using a 1/3-cup measure for each. Dredge both sides of the cakes in the remaining 1/2 cup of cracker crumbs and place on oiled cookie sheet. Flatten slightly to make a 3-inch cake. Bake for 8 minutes, carefully turn each cake, and continue baking for another 8 minutes.

  • 3

    Combine all ingredients for Rosey Sauce in a small bowl and stir until smooth.

  • 4

    Drizzle sauce over cakes or serve on the side.

Also, see Fraioli’s picks for 10 Best Food Festival Recipes From Around America.

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