Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Crab cakes!

You know you want some.  Not my best effort to be sure, but if you have access to decent canned crab they make a great dinner!

Not the best photo, but it is what it is.

For the cakes:
1 lb lump crabmeat, picked over for shells and such
2 tsp Old Bay or similar
1/4 cup mayo
1/2 cup panko
Tops of 4 green onions
1 egg, beaten
Ground pepper
Mix the seasonings with the crab gently.  Fold in panko then mayo and the egg.  Form into balls the size of golf balls and refrigerate for about an hour.  Pan fry in a mix of a couple tablespoons olive oil and a couple tablespoons butter.

For the sauce:

One cup mayo
2 Tbsp Dijon or Mustard with seeds
Dash Worchestershire
Dash hot sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp capers, chopped
1 Green onion, minced
2-3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Mix well, refrigerate until ready to serve.

Wish I could remember where I got these recipes, but I've tweaked them a bit anyway.  Don't mix the crab too much!  These make a great simple dinner or a great appetizer too.

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