Sunday, December 5, 2010

Homemade Crab Cakes

I found this recipe by googleing Easy to make Crab Cakes and got the this site
Below you will find the recipe and beside in this writing, you'll find my comments.
Hope you like, my husband really did.

2 cups bread crumbs or crumbled, uncooked white bread (for spongier cakes) I  toasted 6 piece of bread and crumbled them.

2 cups lump crab meat, or fresh boiled crab meat We had some left over crab from paste I made the day before.

1 egg

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup Dijon mustard I used reg. mustard.

1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning, or any seasoning salt  I used some seasoning salt I had.

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon pepper

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce I didn't use this.

1 tablespoon creole seasoning I also didn't use this.

Place bread crumbs or white bread pieces in a large mixing bowl. Bread crumbs may be purchased, or made at home by burning toast, and crumbling it into the bowl. Crumbled oyster crackers may be mixed in with the crumbs or pieces of uncooked bread for a richer flavor.

Crack egg and stir into crumbs or crumbled bread.

Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce and stir until the ingredients are well mixed. If using lemon juice, stir a little in with these wetter ingredients

Add seasonings (salt, pepper, Old Bay, creole seasoning) and whisk until the "dough" has an even consistency.

If using any of the optional vegetables, mince and stir in here. Celery or red pepper should be used, but not both. The same goes with parsley and cilantro. Tomato is a delicious addition to this recipe, and makes the crab cakes much tastier.

Stir all of the ingredients together well until evenly mixed.

Squeeze crab meat to drain juice out of it. With hands, work the crab meat into the dough by kneading and folding it in.

Make five to ten patties with hands. Press on them from all sides to make them tight, and keep them together.

Fry in a skillet with butter over medium heat for about five minutes on each side. If they are thicker, they may need to be fried a few extra minutes. Also, the patties may be baked in an oven. Place in oven at 375 degrees for about ten minutes. It may help to take them out and flip them at some point.

I mixed it all together in a mixing bowl to start with. I think I had too much crab meat, but I had to use the meat, I didn't want it to go bad. Then I used my hands to make medium size balls and placed them in a baking pan.
I had the oven per-heated at 375. I popped the crab cakes in the oven until they got a little brown.
I served them with green beans and dinner rolls. Yummy!

Nikki Darlin'

1 comment:

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