lattice chicken pot pie
Mexican street corn pasta
chicken Ghiveci
creamy chicken tortilla soup, jalapeno jack popovers
butter basted ribeyes, twice baked potatoes, broccoli
brisket tacos, pinto beans
pork souvlaki, naan

Monday, July 16, 2012


crabcakesWhen I read this recipe for Baltimore crabcakes from Bon Appetit, I was instantly interested in making them. We had bought 25 pounds of crabs fresh off the boat at the Kemah seafood market and there was only me, my mom and dad to eat them. We had a great supply of meat leftover after picking for an hour or two after we were full. I felt it was a sign to make these crabcakes. I opted to use a more Maryland style saltine instead of the Panko originally called for.  Real folks from Baltimore don't use Panko (or jalapenos!) in their crabcakes.  The goal of a good crab cake is to let the crab shine through, you need just enough filler to bind the crab together.  This is my 500th post, it's fitting that it is one of my most favorite foods.
Baltimore Crab Cakes

¼ cup mayonnaise
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice plus wedges for garnish
1 ½ teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over
¾ cup crushed saltines (about half a sleeve)
4 teaspoons butter

Whisk together the mayonnaise, egg, mustard, lemon juice and Old Bay. Gently fold in the crab meat. Add in enough crushed saltines to absorb the liquid, you may not need all the saltines. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and shape into crab cakes. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Grease a broiler pan and place the crab cakes on it. Top each crab cake with a teaspoon of butter. Broil for 10 to 15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and each cake is heated through. Serve with lemon wedges.
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Krissy said...

Congrats on 500! These look great, beautiful photo as well!

Cookaholic Wife said...

As a Marylander it always makes me super happy when someone posts a "real" Maryland crab cake not those silly knock offs.

Hezzi-D said...

Congrats on your 500th post! We currently live in Maryland and my husband has lived here most of his life and this is very similar to how he makes his crabcakes. They look great!

Jill (JBean Cuisine) said...

Happy 500th post (WOW!!!!)

These look ammmazing...I'd almost fly-down there just to have them with you, and help you with the crab issue :)!

Heather said...

I love crab cakes and these look amazing! Congratulations on your 500th post! :)

FC said...

Wow these look delicious! Pinning this one!

Mom and Dad said...

The crab cakes were spectacular, and you are right: the best crab cakes taste like....CRAB! Congratulations on your 500th post. You are an amazing cook, and I am a lucky mom to be able to partake of your scrumptious cooking! Thanks!

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

Great recipe! I would love to try making them one day :)

Chelsea said...

Your crab cakes look so good. Congratulations on your 500th post.

Jules said...

These look divine AND authentic! (said by a native Marylander)

mjskit said...

Congratulation on your 500th post and what a recipe to celebrate with! These are some of the best looking crab cakes I've ever seen!

Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes said...

Congrats on 500! These look amazing!

Eric @ Happy Valley Chow said...

Mmm I love Crab Cakes, this looks like a terrific recipe that I will definitely have to try. Following your blog now :)

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