Monday, January 16, 2012

Crab Cakes

If you like crab cakes, try this recipe.

Pick over 1 pound of crab meat and remove any shell.

Add 1/2 cup of panko or crushed crackers and 4 T. diced parsley.

Add 1/4 C. of mayonnaise, 2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning, 1 egg and 1/4 C. thinly sliced green ends from green onions. Add some cracked black pepper and 1/2 tsp. of salt. Mix this thoroughly.

Form into fat round cakes. You can do this by hand but I like using my cooking rings for this purpose.

I bought these on Curtis Stone's website. They come with this tamper to tap down the mixture into a compact patty.

Nice! Refrigerate these for 1 hour.

Brown them in 3 T. of butter mixed with 3 T. oil over medium heat.

Drain on paper towels.

I like to serve them over a simple salad with a vinaigrette dressing. I drizzle them with a cucumber dill sauce and sprinkle them with capers. Squeeze a wedge of lemon over them just before eating.