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What's For Dinner - Snow Crab Fritters

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Snow Crab Fritters with Citrus Basil Tartar Sauce

Serves 4-6

Fritter Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Hot Under The Kilt Acadian Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup red pepper finely diced
  • ¼ cup shallots finely diced
  • 1 lb snow crab meat


  1. Mix together flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center and add egg and milk.
  3. Whisk, making sure that no lumps remain.
  4. Mix in red pepper, shallots, and snow crab meat.
  5. Heat a deep fryer to 360F.
  6. Using a TBSP, carefully drop the fitters one-by-one into the hot oil.
  7. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  8. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel.

Citrus Basil Tartar Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. lime Juice
  • 2 tbs. shallots, finely diced
  • ¼ cup red pepper finely diced
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp deli mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate.

Snow crab meat is available year round at Logan’s Daily Catch in New Glasgow, N.S.


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