Blushing Maine Lobster Cakes Recipe

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  • 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.

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