Chef’s Nectar, “Crab Falafel Sliders” Yummiest snacks for kids 😘👍👌😋

These crab and chickpea bites “sliders” start with chickpeas paste or you can use the readymade one or canned. For making this fabulous snacks Falafel Crab Cakes (I use canned chickpeas, tweak the spice blend to make it more sandwich-friendly, and add a tiny bit of flour to help the patties hold together more easily during frying) one of my personal favorite and very I often I used to make it for my kids.🥰

Ingredients for making the Falafel Sliders

  • One can chickpeas beans, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 scallions roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest, from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and grated on microplane or passed through garlic press
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 pound fresh picked lump blue crab meat
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 fennel bulb, cored, and thinly sliced on a mandoline
  • 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 12 slider-sized potato rolls, toasted
  • 1/2 cup harissa aioli (from the stores)
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 1 teaspoon juice from 1 lemon

Method of making Crab Falafel Sliders 😘

  1. Place chickpeas, baking powder, cumin, cilantro, scallions, lemon zest, jalapeño (if desired), garlic clove, and flour in bowl of food processor.
  2. Pulse until mixture holds together, but chunky bits of chickpea still remain, about 8-10 one-second pulses (do not process into paste).
  3. Transfer mixture to large bowl and gently fold in crab meat. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and mix again until homogenous.
  4. Toss shaved fennel with lemon juice and olive oil in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Form crab mixture into 12 equal portions and form into patties roughly two inches across.
  6. Refrigerate crab cakes and fennel until ready for use, up to 8 hours.
  7. Heat remaining oil in heavy-bottomed 12-inch non-stick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until just beginning to smoke.
  8. Carefully add crab patties (if oil continues to smoke after crab patties are added, reduce heat to medium). Cook, gently shaking pan occasionally until deep golden brown, 2-4 minutes. Carefully flip using tongs, and continue to cook, gently shaking pan occasionally, until golden brown on second side, 2-4 minutes.
  9. Transfer cooked patties to plate lined with double layer of paper towels.
  10. spread harissa mayonnaise evenly over bun tops and bottoms. Place a small pile of shaved fennel over each bun bottom. Top with crab patties, close sandwich, and serve immediately.🥰😘😋👍
  11. Harissa Mayonnaise, makes 1/2 cup at least.

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: