Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Crab Cakes

browning Crab Cakes
Originally uploaded by chuborupert
Date night was partially sabotaged on monday with the sudden cancellation of swim practice. Luckily an On Demand movie (Annie) saved the evening.
Crab cake recipe
8oz of crab meat (really doesn't matter what size)
4-6 oz of Panko bread crumbs (probably even less)
one small onion diced fine
2 cloves of garlic crushed
salt and pepper
Bay seasoning
2 eggs separated
2 tablespoons of olive oil
lime juice
dijon mustard

I start by beating the egg yolks with the mustard, lime juice, garlic, till pale yellow and thickened. I then add all the other ingredients except the egg whites and panko. Fold to combine. Add just enought bread crumbs to make the mixture somewhat mealy, then add just enough egg white to make it all come back together. The goal is to have a mixture that doesn't particularly like to be in a shape.

Crab Cakes mix

I pan fried these,

just in Crab Cakes

and finished them in the oven, but have made them in the oven all the way before. (Which works great for smaller cakes like for a party). Easily feeds 4.

Panfull of Crab Cakes

All done Crab Cakes

I served our dinner with some mixed vegetables and we drank a spanish Cava (which I originally had bought for Valentines day to eat with the souffle, but we forgot it!)



Date Night -  Crab Cakes

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