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Well, Donna, it's funny that you are making those comments. I'm from Laurel, just in case you're interested. And maybe the reason you never saw melted butter in a crab cake recipe is very simply because you never saw this recipe before! And, as for the recipe's Maryland authenticity, you might be interested to know that it is a recipe that is made available to the public by Phiilips themselves!
I had a friend from Baltimore visit this weekend, and he claims that you MUST go to Maryland to find the best crab cakes...BOY, did I surprise him when he found them in PA!!! He said these were one of the best crab cakes he has ever eaten!! My whole family agreed. Whether or not they are "authentic", I do not know, as I am not from Maryland. But they taste wonderful, and thats all that matters in my book!! Thanks for a great recipe! ~Manda
Millie, this is an excellent recipe. Trying to explain the taste of Baltimore Crab Cakes to my Australian husband wasn't easy. I spent many summers in Ocean City, MD eating crab cakes at The Marina Deck, Phillips, and Reflections at the Sheraton Inn. Trying to replicate the flavor was easy with your wonderful recipe. Thanx a million!
I'm from Baltimore, and no recipe have I seen that has melted butter in it for crab cakes. I would omit the butter and add extra bay seasoning. Also Marylanders use moistened bread torn in pieces, not bread crumbs. I think altering this recipe would make it a hit and definitely taste better.
Great tasting Baltimore Crab Cakes. Will be making these from now on. Thanks for posting a wonderful recipe.
Crabs cakes are one of my all time favorites and this recipe is definatley not it. There was not enough moisture to keep the cake together and it was very bland tasting. I won't be making it again.
These tasted great, although I did have some problems with them falling apart while frying. 2 of the 4 ended up falling apart and being a mess, but they still tasted great so it wasn't a big deal.
We love crab cakes around here and this one is about as good as you would get anywhere. Just plain excellent!
Excelent! My husband LOVES crab cakes and orders them as appetizers whenever he can. This recipe passed his test well!
These are just so good. I thought the seasoning was just right. I used Italian breadcrumbs and Dijon mustard, which probably added a little extra flavor, but they were wonderful.