Hello! My knowledge of seafood was very limited until I met my husband. He introduced me to several seafood dishes. Not all of them I liked.
I always liked fish, but that was my extent of seafood for me. Until he introduced me to crab. Well, to be more specific, crab cakes.
We went to a little seafood restaurant in Columbus many years ago called Joe’s crab shack.
My husband said, “I bet you would like crab cakes.”
I just looked at him explaining my seafood tastes. But I thought, “why not give it a try?” I just happened to be very hungry at the time.
As it turns out, I love crab cakes! So, you know I had to start searching for a recipe that was just like the crab cakes I ate in Columbus. I tried several recipes and finally settled on tweaking a couple of them to get it as close to the taste that Joe’s crab shack had.
As I also found out, crab in the grocery store can be very expensive. I have used the “imitation crab,” and that suits us just fine. I can’t tell the difference between real crab and the imitation crab, only in prices.
For me, these crab cakes go perfectly with mashed potatoes. I really can’t explain why I always like those two together, but they seem to match up just perfectly. Not to mention, the Cole slaw on the side makes for a wonderful meal.
-1/3 cup mayonnaise
-3 egg yolks
-1 teaspoon lemon juice
-1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
-1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
-1 teaspoon black pepper
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/4 blackened seasoning
-1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
-1 Tablespoon dried parsley
-1, 1/4 cups breadcrumbs
-1 lb crab meat
Mix all together and pat into patties. Roll in flour and fry in 1-inch of oil until golden brown. Turning once. Enjoy!