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1/2 Photos of Crab Cakes from Maryland Governor's Kitchen
Diet-conscious Eastern-shore style, showcases the natural sweetness of Blue Claw Crabs with the minimum of filler and extra ingredients. Derived from MIL's newspaper clipping, her favorite crab cake with minimum of spice. This was from Maryland Governor Tawe's cook. For saltine crumbs, may substitute 2 slices of decrusted white bread broken into small pieces, or use 1/4 cup panko crumbs. I dared to vary from my mother-in-law's crab cakes by substituting saltine crackers for the traditional white bread and then serve her a "renegade" cake; this one variation was deemed by her as possibly better. She sneered at the addition of Old Bay seasoning. It is vital to have freshly steamed blue claw crab meat to achieve superior results. If you are not so fortunate as to live between North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and you use Phillip's crab meat from Costco, be aware that you are using Asian blue swimming crab which lacks the sweetness; in that case, I would recommend adding 1/2-1 teaspoon dried horseradish and 1/2-3/4 teaspoon lemon juice to add some pizazz. I find that canola oil "falls off" the crab cakes, and prefer frying my crab cakes. Preparation time includes 1 hour refrigeration prior to cooking.
Units: US | Metric
Serving Size: 1 (112 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4