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Old 04-18-2008, 09:44 AM   #1
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How would you cook this crab cake?

I have an idea of a crab cake variation but can't figure out how to cook it without destroying the presentation.

Basically it would be a crab cake with a ring mold of fingerling potato scales.

I was thinking about pan basting with some hot evoo/butter combo.

Any ideas?

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Old 04-18-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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sounds like a challenge-a good one...Are you going to finish it ring-moled in the oven?
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:57 AM   #3
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could you bake it first just a little in a english muffin mold to set the potatoes, then fry?
or maybe the other way around?

cleaned out tuna cans work too, take the bottom part off.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:02 AM   #4
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I wanted to cook it with the potatoes on so it kind of melds together. I mean, I don't want it to look like I slapped some potato slices on the side of a crab cake.

I would like the top and sides to be browned just a tad.

Suzie, you mean to place a ring of potato inside say a tuna can, bake for a bit, then put the crab mixture inside?

Do you think it would get messed up trying to remove the can?
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yep that was my thought anyway.
maybe spray some pam in there, get the potatoes to stay on the sides with foil or parchment.... then the parchment can be made smaller to get the tater out easily?
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:06 AM   #6
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Butter the inside of the can real well and be careful removing it and you should be fine.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:10 AM   #7
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I have an idea of a crab cake variation but can't figure out how to cook it without destroying the presentation.

Basically it would be a crab cake with a ring mold of fingerling potato scales.

I was thinking about pan basting with some hot evoo/butter combo.

Any ideas?
Hmmm. The closest to potato scales I can think of are hasselback potatoes.

Food - Baked Hasselback Potatoes - CottageLiving.com

Perhaps serve them in a ring around the cakes. It's an idea to play with.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:13 AM   #8
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Amy, it would be thin slices like in the pic. One layer all the way around the side of a crab cake.

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would this be for tonight?
do you mind guests? :)
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Another question. What could I combine together to make a faux crab cake mixture so I don't have to waste lump crab meat experimenting? I'm not going to eat it, just test out some of the cooking methods.
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