Monday, August 10, 2009

Crab Cakes

We grew up on a peninsula, the Delmarva Peninsula. My ex-wife wanted the boys to take karate. I insisted they get swimming lessons. We have water on 3 sides...

Moose taught us how to crab. My most excellent neighbors stopped by today with "extra crabs" My more excellent wife decided to pick them for crab meat b/c she wanted crab cakes. Several hours later we have a pound of crab meat. My wife rocks! A real crab cake has minimal filler:

1 lb picked crab meat
2 eggs
1 TBS Mayonaise
1 TBS Dijon Mustard
1 TBS Crab seasoning (Old Bay)
2 TBS grated shallot
1 TBS grated Celery
16 Ritz crackers (low sodium are sweeter)

Crush crackers
Mix egg and all other ingredients
Add crab, mix together
form into patties, 3", about 8
Refrigerate for 45 min to 1 hr to set

Broil patties for 3-4 min per side.

Serve on hamburger rolls with Mayonaise and fresh lettuce and a tomato slice