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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Crab Cake Recipe


This is an excellent recipe.  More ingredients than the simplest, but worth the added effort.
* 1 can/container crab meat. 
* 2 eggs, beaten.  
* 1/2 red pepper, finely diced or chopped
* 1 lg. bunch parsley, finely chopped
* 1 small onion, finely chopped
* 1 lg. Tbsp. Hellman's mayo
* 2 tsp. Maille mustard.  
* 4-5 very liberal shakes Bay Spice.
* ground black pepper
* 4-5 shakes Tabasco sauce
* 3 broken up flatbreads, the kinds with multi-seeds, for making bread crumb mix
* 1 English muffin, broken into pieces for making blender bread crumb mix 
* 2 tsp. baking powder (this gives a little rise to the crab cakes)
* few squeezes fresh lemon
* 2 lg. tablespoons good (European style best) unsalted butter
* flour (for dusting crabcakes before frying)
- Put muffin and flatbread pieces in blender, blend until crumb size

- Beat the eggs in the bottom of a mixing bowl

- Add all the other ingredients in no particular order and mix very well.  

- Let sit in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours, more time is better

- Make cakes out of the mix.  The above should make about six fairly thick cakes; place them on wax paper, and dust the tops with flour

- Heat the butter in a heavy iron skillet (other skillets will do, but the old cast iron skillets give even heat); and place the crabcakes, floured side down in the butter. The heat should be medium high to brown the crabcakes.

- As they are cooking, sprinkle the open side in the pan with flour; and when the cakes are nice and browned on the side in the pan, turn over.   

- Serve. 

1 comment:

  1. Liked your recipe a lot. Looking forward for some more mouth watering recipes. Keep up the good work.

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