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Old 09-20-2004, 06:47 PM   #11
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a good side to serve with crab cakes is a roasted corn, red pepper and tomtoe relish. I lightly brown the corn and peppers, and throw the tomatoes in for just a minute.

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Old 10-12-2004, 04:10 PM   #12
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My longtime favourite crab cakes are prepared as follows:

5 lbs top-grade lump crabmeat
½ tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp *Old Bay seasoning
5 eggs, lightly beaten
5 Tbsp mayonnaise
6 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1½ cups crushed saltine crackers
Worcestershire sauce

Fire up the broiler.

Spread crabmeat evenly in large, flat pan. Distribute salt, pepper, Old Bay, & crackers over crabmeat. Add eggs, mayo, & mustard to crabmeat. Spritz the mixture generously w/ Worcestershire. Mix thoroughly but lightly by hand. Gently form into 16 cakes.

Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat until golden brown (about 3 minutes).

Serve w/ coleslaw & saltines (plain) or French bread (fancy). And well-chilled Anchor Steam Ale. If anyone asks you for cocktail or tartar sauce, just tell them you’re fresh out!

*I blend my own supply of Old Bay seasoning: 1 Tbsp celery seed + 1 Tbsp black peppercorns + 5 bay leaves + ½ tsp whole cardamom + ½ tsp mustard seed + ½ tsp sweet Hungarian paprika + ¼ tsp mace. Grind well in a spice mill. Store in small glass jar.

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Old 10-13-2004, 03:43 AM   #13
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These are yummy, with a Southwest 'twist' -


8 servings

1 cup corn
7 green onions
4tsp. mustard
2tsp. coriander
½ tsp. cayenne
¼ cup butter
6 beaten eggs
24 oz.crabmeat
1 1/3 cups breadcrumbs
1/3 cup breadcrumb
1/3 cup cornmeal

Cook corn, green onion,mustard, coriander,and cayenne in butter about 5 minutes. Cool, add eggs, 1 1/3 cups bread crumbs,and crabmeat. Shape into patties; stir together 1/3 cup breadcrumbs and cornmeal,and coat patties.
Heat oil in heavy skillet over medium heat; saute patties 2-3 minutes each side, til golden brown; drain.

Chipotle mayo - 1 cup mayo and 2 canned chipotles & 1 clove garlic. Mix well and refrigerate.
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Old 10-20-2004, 11:46 AM   #14
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This recipe is apart from the the standard, but I think it is a delicious twist.

Hawaiian Crab Cakes
2 tb Oil
1 1/2 c Onion, finely chopped
2 Garlic cloves, minced
3/4 c Tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Pepper
1 lb Crab meat, flaked into large pieces
1/4 c Flaked coconut
1 Egg yolk, beaten
Butter (for frying)
Macadamia nuts, toasted, chopped (for garnish)

1.Heat oil in skillet. Saute onions and garlic until just soft, about 5 mins.
2.Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook over low heat 5 mins. Cool to room temp.
3.Stir the coconut and egg yolk into the onion mixture, then gently fold in the crabmeat, taking care not to break down the lumps.
4.Shape mixture into patties or large balls. Saute in butter until lightly browned on both sides. Garnish with toasted macadamia nuts.
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Old 10-29-2004, 12:05 PM   #15
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Pan-Fried Spicy Crab Cakes Recipe
courtesy Emeril Lagasse

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup finely chopped yellow onions
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup seeded and finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup seeded and finely chopped yellow bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over to remove shells and cartilage
1/4 cup chopped green onions, green parts only, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
3 tablespoons Creole mustard
Juice of one fresh lemon (or 3 tablespoons)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Worcestershire sauce
Hot pepper sauce
1 1/2 cups dried fine bread crumbs
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Essence, recipe follows
2 eggs (for egg wash)
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Garnish: Green onions

Melt butter in a small saute pan over medium heat. Add onions, celery and bell peppers. Season with salt and cayenne. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft and slightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crabmeat, green onions, Parmesan, parsley, mustard and lemon juice. Mix the mayonnaise, Worcestershire Sauce and hot pepper sauce together. Combine vegetable mixture with crab mixture. Fold in the mayonnaise mixture and 3/4 cup of the bread crumbs. Divide combined mixture into 10 equal portions and form into 1-inch thick round patties. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and season with Essence. In another bowl, whisk the egg with the water. In a third bowl, combine the remaining 3/4 cup bread crumbs and season with Essence. Dredge the crab cakes first in seasoned flour, tapping off excess, then in egg wash, letting excess drip off. Lastly, dredge cakes into seasoned bread crumbs, coating cakes evenly. In a large saute pan, heat oil. Gently lay the cakes, 3 to 4 at a time, and pan fry until lightly golden, about 4 minutes on each side. Drain cakes on paper towels and season with Essence while still hot.
To serve, place Creole Meuniere sauce in the center of each plate. Spoon the Roasted Vegetable Pecan Relish in the center of the sauce and lay a cake on top of the relish. Garnish with green onions and Essence.

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme

Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
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Old 10-31-2004, 10:42 PM   #16
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For a change, add a little hot sauce to your favorite recipe. I recently made a simple crab cake and added some sriracha hot sauce. I loved it. Just add enough to give a little tickle. Don't want to overpower the crab.

As far as tartar sauce goes, my opinion is it's not tartar sauce unless you put chopped capers in it. When you put pickles or relish in the mayo, it tastes like Thousand Island dressing with the ketchup missing. Capers makes all the difference.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:33 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Essie View Post
I just made crab cakes that were delicious. I don't know where I got the recipe, but here it is:
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 T. mayonnaise
2 t. fresh chopped parsley
1 1/4 t. seafood seasoning
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1 pound lump crab meat, drained

Combine the first 7 ingredients. Add bread crumbs and crab meat and mix. Shape into 6 patties and place on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Chill an hour and cook in a little oil in a medium hot pan until brown on both sides.
(I used cast iron which worked very well.)
I just made these last night! I modified the recipe so that it would make just two crab cakes for DW and I, and they were outstanding. Very good!

Only problem is, I only made two, and my wife liked them so much, shes wanting me to make more ASAP! So, Ill be making these again rather soon.

Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:38 PM   #18
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authentic Chesapeake hardshell

Some great crabcake recipes here, but it's getting harder to find real Chesapeake blue crab. Seems the packed crab meat the supermarkets 'round here carry is a blue swimmer crab that comes from somewhere in Asia. Definitely not the savory flavor without the Ches. Bay crabs!

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