Crab Cake Deliciousness

Something you need to try at some point in your life is crab cakes! Everytime my family catches or buys fresh crab, we always make a point to make crab cakes. Although they are a bit unhealthy, it’s good to treat yourself every once in a while. Here is a great recipe from a local seafood store in Petersburg, AK called Coastal Seafoods.

1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Old Bay seafood seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
pinch red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt, or more, to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or more, to taste
2 cups flaked crab meat
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons olive oil

In a medium bowl, combine beaten egg, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, mayonnaise, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay seafood seasoning, mustard and red pepper. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Gently fold in crabmeat. Shape mixture into 6 balls; flatten into 3-inch cakes. Coat crab cakes with remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil.  Pan-fry crab cakes on medium high for approximately 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Add more butter or margarine and oil to skillet as necessary.

Photo by Patrick T., http://www.huffingtonpost.com, 2013

Photo by Patrick T., http://www.huffingtonpost.com, 2013

I like mine with a little Sriracha hot sauce. Others like dill sauce or mayo mixed with hot sauce, so it’s really just by preference.

What’s your favorite way to prepare crab?

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