These luscious cakes boast a combination of ricotta and jalepeno jack cheese, along with the bite of chive. Although it contains bold flavors, you can still taste the flavor of the crab. I have been making these in my family for years, serving them as appetizers at New Year's Eve parties, get togethers, or just for dinner as an entree with rice; they are often requested. I know this originally came from a magazine, I believe Midwest Living, but it's been copied so many times that I'm not sure exactly. I combed the crab cake recipes on this site but couldn't seem to find this one; hopefully this isn't a duplicate. Either canned or fresh crabmeat work well in these, and they are great with or without the sauce. The original recipe has you keeping them in the oven while you fry the rest of the crab cakes; I would not recommend this as it detracts from the flavor and texture of the freshly fried cake.