I hate to admit that I have never really made a good crab cake. I have made these once before but they were way too salty. So I really just wanted to throw in the towel and say I couldn't really make a good crab cake. I like a good challenge and do not like anything to get the best of me so I was not going to give up yet. My husband works in a seafood store so he has access to some really good seafood. He doesn't bring it home too often. I am sure he is really sick of seeing and smelling it. He brought some home the other day and picked the meat out of them. My first thought was crab cakes but he didn't think it was gonna make enough for us. We had about a cereal bowl full and I picked up the phone and called my Dad to ask him what he puts in his. I just kind of winged it here and I was hoping it was going to work out. These were the best crab cakes I have ever had. My entire family really enjoyed them and they must have made an impression on my husband because he brought more crabs home after work last night. We picked them and have enough to freeze for another meal.
Well here goes my crab cakes......
Heaven in a bowl!
Take the crab meat and add a tablespoon or two of mayonnaise, a dollop of spicy mustard, an egg, and half a sleeve of crushed up crackers. Mix those up and form into patties. Place the crab cakes in about an inch or so of oil. You want to sear these so make sure your oil is ready to fry. If you oil is not hot enough they will not stay together. My Dad told me to put some Old Bay Seasoning in it but these crabs are seasoned so well during the steaming process they did not need any. Fry these until they are browned on both sides, this will not take long since the crab is already cooked. The key to a really good crab cake is to not use a lot of fillers. You want it to be mostly crab meat.
1 pound of crab meat
tablespoon of mayonnaise
dollop of spicy mustard (regular if you do not have spicy)
half a sleeve of crushed crackers
Mix crab meat with mayonnaise, spicy mustard, egg, and crackers. Mix well and form into patties. Fry in about an inch of oil until browned. Drain on paper towels. Enjoy!
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