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    Hearts of Baltimore Crab Cakes
    From The Lusty Vegan © 2014 by Zoe Eisenberg and Ayinde Howell.
    Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves 2

    Garlicky Dill Aioli
    1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
    1 teaspoon minced garlic

    Crab Cakes
    3 tablespoons grapeseed or safflower oil, divided, plus more for frying
    1 (14-ounce) can hearts of palm (not packed in sugar), roughly chopped to the consistency of crab meat
    1/4 cup chopped celery
    1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
    1 teaspoon cornstarch
    1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise

    1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs, or more
    1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
    Lemon wedges, to serve

    1. Garlicky Dill Aïoli: Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well and add salt and pepper to taste. Set in the fridge to keep cool.

    2. Crab Cakes: Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the hearts of palm and sauté for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Cook until golden brown on all sides. Set aside to cool. Add the celery and peppers and mix well.

    3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet over medium-heat heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

    4. Remove from the heat, add to the hearts of palm, and mix well. Add the Old Bay seasoning, cornstarch, and mayo.

    5. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and mix well. Set aside to cool to room temperature, then shape the mixture into four round patties.

    6. Breading: In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs and Old Bay seasoning, stirring to mix. Coat the patties with the breadcrumb mixture and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

    7. Heat about 3 tablespoons oil in a medium skillet over medium- high heat until hot and shimmering. Carefully place the patties in the skillet and cook until golden brown on each side, approximately 2 minutes per side. Watch closely to prevent burning. Transfer the cooked patties to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve hot, topped with the aïoli, with lemon wedges on the side.

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