Perfect Crab Cakes (Felicity Cloake)

Makes 4

40g breadcrumbs
½ tsp mustard powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp white pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of paprika
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
250g white crabmeat, in chunks
1 egg, beaten
Flour, to coat
Vegetable oil, to cook
Lemon wedges, to serve

1. Put the breadcrumbs, mustard powder, seasoning and parsley in a bowl and stir well to combine. Add the crab and stir gently to distribute, being careful not to break up the chunks. Add the egg, a little at a time, until you have a firm mixture that you can form into cakes.

2. Divide into four, and shape into flat cakes. Put a little flour in a flat dish, season lightly and turn the fishcakes in it to coat. Chill for 30 minutes.

3. Coat the bottom of a frying pan with a shallow layer of oil and cook the crab cakes over a medium-high heat for about 4 minutes on each side, turning carefully, until crisp and golden. Serve immediately.

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