Cooking, Crab, Maryland, Seafood

Week 37: Maryland Crab Cake

Growing up in Baltimore, MD, one of my favorite meals was a crab cake. I have always loved eating crabs but sometimes the task of picking the shells clean is not ideal. Therefore, crab cakes were a special treat where someone else picked all the meat from the shell for me, and mixed it all together to make a delicious meal. This week I was that someone else!

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To start you need to collect your ingredients:

  • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Parsley Flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat

This recipe was extremely easy, and is essentially two steps; mix everything together and then Broil (DO NOT FRY) your crab cakes. Fun fact, a true Maryland crab cake is only broiled.

Start by mixing together the mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning, parsley flakes, mustard and egg. Then crumble the bread crumbs and mix well. Finally add the crab meat and mix thoroughly.IMG_1966.JPG

Once all the ingredients are mixed together, formulate 4-6 crab cakes on a greased pan. Sprinkled a little Old Bay on top, then place in the oven and broil for 10-13 minutes. Do not flip them.

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Once they are done cooking, it is time to enjoy your delicious home made crab cakes!

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It should be perfectly golden brown on top and moist on the inside. I served my crab cakes with some steamed broccoli and a baked potato. I also had a side of cocktail sauce to dip my crab cake bites into.

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So good, hon.

-R-

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