Homemade Crab Cakes
Crab Cakes are something I have always wanted to try making at home but have just never pulled the trigger on. Until the other day. I was in my local fish shop (Wabash Seafood Company) and saw that they had an Old Bay Seasoning Packet for Crab Cakes which got my mind spinning. Later that day a friend posted about crab cakes on instagram and that was it. I popped back into the shop, got 1lb of wild jumbo lump crab meat and a packet of the seasoning and off I went.
The mixture was simple, the sides simply what I had on hand, and the sauce was a bit of an on the fly situation.
What I Used:
For the Crab Cakes
1lb Wild Jumbo Lump Crab Meat - fresh or canned
1/2 cup Mayo
1/4 Red Bell Pepper Very Finely Diced
1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley Very Finely Diced
For The Sauce (est on quantities, taste test along the way)
2 Tbsp Mayo
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp Sweet Relish
1/2 Lemon worth of Juice
Dash of Tabasco
Salt & Pepper
For My Sides
2-3 little potatoes (cut into wedges)
2 ears of sweet corn
1 large avocado (diced)
handful of cherry tomatoes (diced)
For The Crab Cakes:
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
Form into 6 cakes
Put in the fridge covered for at least a few hours before cooking
When ready to cook, pan fry in a drizzle of oil over high/medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side until golden.
For The Sauce:
Mix together ahead of time and keep in the fridge covered until ready to serve
For The Sides:
Potatoes: Cut into wedges, drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Put on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the oven at 425 degrees for 45 minutes (or until golden) flipping halfway through. *I cut the wedges ahead of time during Ford’s nap and let the potatoes hang out in a bowl of water until I was ready to cook them then drained and patted dry.
Salad: ideally grill the corn, if not then wrap the shucked corn in moist paper towels and place in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. Cut the corn off the cob and toss it with diced tomatoes and avocado. Dress with EVOO, white balsamic, salt & pepper. Serve over bibb or butter lettuce.