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Maryland Crab Cakes

Ingredients


  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbls Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Dry Mustard
  • 2 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Old Bay
  • Dash Tabasco
  • 1 Lb Backfin Crab Meat
  • 1/3 Cup Saltine Style Cracker Crumbs
  • Butter or Vegetable Oil for frying
  • Tartar Sauce or Lemon if desired
Step 1. Mix the egg, mayo, mustard, pepper, Old Bay, Worcestershire and Tabasco together in a mixing bowl until well blended.
Step 2. Place the crabmeat in a bowl and gently mix with the cracker crumbs.
Step 3. Pour the egg mixture over the crab and toss taking care to keep the crab lumps intact.
Step 4. Form the cakes with your hands about 3 inches in diameter and less than 1 inch in height. The cakes should not be packed too tightly, just enough to hold their shape.
Step 5. Place the cakes on a platter or tray lined with wax paper, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cooking.
Step 6. Put the oil or butter in a frying pan on medium-high just enough to have a slight sizzle and fry the cakes a few at a time until golden brown, about 4 mins per side. Remove with a slotted spatula and place on a paper towel.
Step 7. Serve at once with the tartar sauce or lemon wedges on the side as desired.
Serves 4

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