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Old 06-03-2004, 01:42 PM   #1
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Crab Cakes

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.)


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Old 06-03-2004, 08:05 PM   #2
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No matter where you got it...it looks like a winner to me! Thanks!

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Old 08-30-2004, 09:54 PM   #3
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that sounds great, did you serve a dipping sause with that? I love crab cakes, but some of the sauses that are served with them are crabby

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Old 08-31-2004, 12:11 AM   #4
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Wow, do I agree with Angle. Well made crab cakes are so delicate that to try to sauce them is to invite disaster. It is so-repeat SO-easy to over power them, I'm almost afraid to sauce. A bit of a lite mayo maybe--lite means in flavor- or something as light or go head strong to try to over power them...

Out here our Dunginess are so delicate, I'd be careful of even the salt and pepper.

BTW, fine recipe for the cakes.
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:08 AM   #5
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crab cakes

my grandparents have a house on a river of off of the chesapeake (sp?) bay so we have crabs a lot down there. I know they are expensive, but when you go out on the boat and buy them directly from the people there like $10-$20 cheaper when you buy a bushel. Here's my recipe:

about 4 to 5 cups of crab
like a half of a cup of Old Bay Spice (or more)
three eggs (beaten)
1 cup italian style bread crumb
1/2 tsp chile pepper flakes

beat the eggs and add the to the crab by folding it in. Then add the rest and fold. form into patties as big as a hamburger and saute or fry lfive minutes on each side. Makes 10
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Old 09-05-2004, 03:23 AM   #6
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Live in Northern Virginia, crab cake country.

Everyone has his/her own recipe, and all of them are good.

There is always the question as to how much stuff you should add to the cakes.

There are the absolute purists, those who make the cakes with nothing but crab, and those who like to add a few flavorings.

Here is a recipe we enjoy:

1 Lb. Fresh Lump Crab Meat
¼ Cup Green Bell Pepper very finely diced
1/8 Cup Red Bell Pepper very finely diced
1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Egg
2 Tbs Old Bay Seasoning
1/3 Cup Cracker Meal

Whip together, eggs, mayo, and Old Bay.
Add Cracker Meal
Add crab meat. and mix until combined.

Mold into 4 patties.

Pan fry (or deep fry) until golden brown.

For crispier crab cakes, bread patties lightly with seasoned flour (S & P) before cooking.

Larger crab cakes can be browned ahead of time and baked in an oven prior to serving.

This will make 4 4 ½ Oz. cakes
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Old 09-18-2004, 10:46 AM   #7
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Mine is similiar.. kinda.. it's just a recipe I always use..

Here is a really easy crabcake recipe... you can serve them with a lemon sauce or lite tartar sauce.. and lemon wedges.. mmmmmm!.. it also would be great with an easy cocktail sauce.. equal parts of ketchup and horseradish...

EASY Crabcakes:

1 1/2 cups herb seasoned stuffing mix
2 eggs beaten
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp wocestershire sauce
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 can (16oz) crabmeat
2 tbsp butter
Lemon wedges

Finely crush 1/2 cup stuffing. Set aside. Lightly mix remaining stuffing, eggs, mayo, mustard, worcestershire, parsley and crabmeat. Shape firmly into 6 patties, 1/2" thick. Coat with reserved stuffing. In med skillet over med heat, heat butter. Cook patties in batches 5 min or until hot. Serve with lemon wedges, lemon sauce, or lite tartar sauce.

Lemon sauce:

1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
white pepper
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp grated lemon peel

Melt butter in small saucepan. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook over low heat until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and lemon peel... makes 1/2 cup

Lite Tartar Sauce:

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
2 tsp minced onion
1 tsp prepared horseradish
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
couple drops hot pepper sauce

In small bowl, combine all ingredients, mix well. Cover, refrigerate 2-3 hours to blend flavors.. stir before serving.
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Old 09-18-2004, 11:28 AM   #8
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here is another:

crab-rice cakes:

3/4 cup mayo
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tbsp prepared horseradish
1 envelope italian dressing mix
1 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
dash of pepper
1 cup instant rice
1/2 cup crabmeat
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp chopped onion
3 tbsp butter

Mix together mayo, sour cream, horseradish, and salad dressing mix in small bowl. Set aside 1/2 cup; cover and chill remaining dressing.

Bring water, salt and pepper to a full boil. Stir in rice. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. Mix in crabmeat, eggs, flour, onion and the reserved 1/2 cup dressing.

Melt butter in large skillet. Drop rice mixture by tbsp-fulls into skillet and fry, turning once to brown both sides. Serve as an appetizer with the remaining dressing. Makes 40 cakes.
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Old 09-18-2004, 01:35 PM   #9
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Old 09-18-2004, 02:29 PM   #10
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probably not mudbug.. it's okay though

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