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maryland crab cakes

a recipe by
sonia Homick
Annapolis, MD

I love these crab cakes they are perfect for any summer meal my brother loves them and he is a picky eater.

serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For maryland crab cakes

  • 1 lb
    jumbo lump or backfin lump crabmeat, fresh or pasteurized
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 c
    fresh breadcrumbs (from soft white sandwich bread, such as pepperidge farm)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • lemon wedges for serving (optional) but is good

How To Make maryland crab cakes

  • 1
    I am so sorry i will have a picture coming soon Drain the crab meat, if necessary, and pick through it for shells ( jumbo lump will not have shells). Put the crab in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  • 2
    2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, mayonnaise, mustard, Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Scrape the mixture over the crab and mix gently until well combined. Gently break up the lumps with your fingers but do not overmix.
  • 3
    Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and the parsley over the mixture, and mix them in thoroughly but gently; try not to turn the mixture into a mash--it should still be somewhat loose. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours.
  • 4
    hape the crab mixture into 8 cakes about 1 inch thick. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat the butter with the olive oil over medium heat. When the butter is frothy, add the cakes to the pan (8 should fit comfortably). Cook until dark golden brown on the underside, about 4 minutes. Flip the cakes, reduce the heat to medium low, and continue cooking until the other side is well browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the cakes.Then Enjoy !!!

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