7 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Flour
cup Minced onions
2 teaspoons Minced garlic
Salt to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
1 cup Milk
1 Egg beaten
1 pound Lump crab meat picked over
for shells and cartilage
1 tablespoon Finely-chopped parsley
20 Saltine crackers finely crushed in a
blender or food processor
1 cup Dried fine bread crumbs
1 tablespoon Rustic Rub see * Note
cup Vegetable oil
cup Green Onion Tartar Sauce see * Note
In a large saute pan, over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Add the flour and whisk for 2 to 3 minutes, or until well blended. Add the green onions, onions and garlic. Season with salt, cayenne, and black pepper. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add the milk and stir constantly until mixture thickens, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the Rustic Rub. In a nonstick skillet, over medium heat, heat the remaining butter and oil. Dredge the patties in the bread crumbs, coating each side completely. Fry the patties for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove the patties from the oil and drain on a paper-lined plate. Season with the Rustic Seasoning.
Serve the patties with the Green Onion Tartar Sauce.