Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
In Italian this dish is called Funghi Portabello Farci Con Carne di Granchi. These are Maryland Crab Cakes and can be fried or baked without the Portabello mushrooms.
- 1 lb backfin lump crabmeat
- 6 saltine crackers (crushed)
- 2 large portabella mushrooms
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 dash milk
- 1 dash cream sherry
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 cup parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 drop Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- paprika (for color)
- Place crabmeat into large mixing bowl.
- Add, egg, butter, flour, milk, Cream Sherry, salt, pepper, garlic powder, mayonnaise, baking powder, cracker crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay seasoning and parsley flakes.
- Mix well with large spoon.
- Form the mixture between the palms of your hands into 2 large balls, gently squeezing out excess juice, then somewhat or lightly flattening and forming the balls into the cakes.
- Place crab cakes on top of each Portabello mushroom in a baking dish or baking pan.
- Slightly flatten the crab cakes so that they spread out to cover the mushrooms.
- Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 380 degrees.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Then place under the broiler for 2 minutes.
- Sprinkle with paprika and serve with your favorite garnish, such as lemon wedges.
This recipe was very flavorful and I loved the fact that it was baked rather than fried. The mushroom tops made an excellent base for the cake, and the mushroom somewhat flavored the crab. Next time I'll probably coat the mushroom with olive oil and salt it. Thanks for sharing!