These are a really hearty and healthy main or starter, which can be dressed up or down for whatever occasion!


  • 2 slices of good quality bread, made into rough breadcrumbs
  • 400 g white crabmeat
  • 2 tblsp homemade mayonnaise or 1 beaten egg
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 dstp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon

For the Lime Guacamole:

  • 1 very ripe avocado
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tblsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tblsp chopped fresh coriander
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place all the all the ingredients in a bowl, season lightly with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Form the crab mixture into round patties. Place a frying or griddle pan over a medium heat, add the butter.
  3. Once the butter begins to foam add in the crab cakes and cook for 3 minutes and then turn over and cook for a further 2 minutes. They should be golden in colour.
  4. Serve with my Lime Guacamole

For the Lime Guacamole:

  1. Cut the avocado in half, discard the stone and scoop out the flesh.
  2. Mash with a fork, then add the garlic, lime or lemon juice, olive oil and coriander and mashed together well.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover with cling film immediately as it discolours very quickly.

Clodagh's Tip: 

To keep your guacamole nice and green, place the avocado stone on top of the dip and cover with cling film.