Do any of you like crab cakes?
There are lots of bad crab cakes out there so why not make your own? No canned crab was used in the making of this recipe. A truly great crab cake is made from freshly shelled crab. So buy some crab legs and get pickin'! Boil the legs in salted water. When you pick the crab keep pieces as large as possible. This recipe calls for about 3 cups of crab. Add 1/4 cup of mayonnaise.
Cracked 2 eggs and gently beat them. Or go for it and beat the hell out of them.
Add them to the crab.
Add 1 tsp. of salt and some freshly cracked black pepper.
Add the zest from 1 lemon.
Then add the lemon juice.
Take several sprigs of fresh parsley and tarragon.
Mince it and add it to the bowl.
Add 3 tablespoons of sliced green onions.
Crush enough saltine crackers to make one cup of crumbs. I just put them in a ziplock bag and whack them with a rolling pin. This is a very violent recipe.
Add these to the bowl and then mix this thoroughly.
I love this metal ring and stomper. You can use a biscuit cutter or any sort of ring you have.
Place the ring on a parchment covered cookie sheet.
Put two big spoonfuls of the crab mixture into the ring.
Then press the mixture down with the stomper or you could use the back of a spoon.
Slide the ring off.
Repeat until all the cakes are formed and then refrigerate for at least an hour.
When you are ready to cook them melt some butter and canola oil in a large frying pan.
Gently lift the crab cakes with a spatula and add them to the hot butter/oil.
Let them cook on each side until golden. It takes about 5-7 minutes on each side over medium high heat.
Serve on some fresh lettuce.
And don't ruin them with store bought tartar sauce....make your own! It is so simple. Put 1 cup of mayonnaise in a bowl and add freshly chopped parsley, tarragon, 3 tablespoons of capers, the juice of one lemon, 1/3 cup of chopped dill pickle and 1/2 of a finely diced onion.
Stir to combine. You will never find a better crab cake than these. Crab, lemon, butter tarragon....heaven! I forgot to take a pic of the cakes with the tartar sauce because when a certain Blog Tech and his sister and their father got a whiff of these, they were gobbled faster than my shutter speed.
BTW....Teddy got quite a helping of the plain crab meat too!
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