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Friday, March 23, 2012

Crab Cakes

This is a recipe didn't come easily from a certain family member, after much begging I was finally given this recipe as long as I kept it for myself, is too good not to pass on! This makes quite a few so invite some friends over for dinner, some seafood loving friends that is!
In a large bowl start by beating 2 eggs. Add in 1 1/2 c. of white bread, we used wheat because that is what we had on hand! Remove the crust and dice the bread, it is about 4 slices of bread. Add mayo, mustard, old bay, parsley and diced onion to eggs. Add in bread and gently stir in crab meat, careful not to break up the crab meat too much. From into balls, they should hold their shape and place on a sprayed cookie sheet, or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place in preheated oven, 350 degrees and bake for 30-40 minutes.
While those are in the oven, in a small saucepan it is time to heat up the sauce to drizzle over the crab cakes when they come out of the oven.
Just three simple ingredients for this step. 1/2 cup butter, 1 tsp. Old Bay and 1/2 squeezed lemon. Warm in saucepan and keep warm to pour over the crab cakes. We drizzled once the crab cakes were placed on the plates. There is also a sauce to either spoon on top, or you could serve along side to dip the crab cake in. This dip can be made in advance or before you start making the crab cakes.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and ground mustard. Again, can be used as a dressing or served on the side to dip.

"Not to be shared" Crab Cake Recipe

2 Cups Crab Meat (if you live by a Costco or Sam's, look for the Phillips brand and buy 1 16 oz. can)
1 Cup Hellman's Mayonnaise
1 TBLS Dry Mustard
1 1/2 TBLS Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1 small onion, diced
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup white bread, crust removed and diced (about 4-5 slices of bread)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In large bowl, beat eggs together and add mayo, mustard, Old Bay, parsley and onion. Mix well. Add in bread and gently stir in crab meat, careful not to break up the crab meat. Form into balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet, or spray cookie sheet and place formed balls on the prepared sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, warm the following;
1/s cup butter
1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1/2 lemon, squeeze the juice into the saucepan

Keep warm and when ready to plate the crab cakes, drizzle sauce over each crab cake.

For dip mix together the following;
1/2 cup mayo
1 1/3 TBLS Dijon mustard
3 shakes of Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dry mustard
Serve along side crab cakes

And I couldn't resist, since tonight the Xavier Musketeers take on Baylor in the sweet 16 NCAA basketball tournament. I love these three more than words can describe. I hope X can pull out a WIN tonight for my dad, their absolute biggest fan!


  1. The crab cake recipe looks like a very good combination of flavors. Thanks for passing it on, I will give it a try as I have not found the definitive crab cake recipe to make me stop searching yet. Love the photo...Xavier did well...we cheered for them as well. Probably just as well it did not come down to an IU/Xavier game, right? Right.

  2. so glad you shared this.....hopefully Wendy has not heard of "Hungry Hungry House"....somehow I think I am safe...altho this is a great recipe blog!!!!!!!....but i am not telling Wendy about it. SHHH!