Yesterday my husband caught some crab in the harbor. When he got home we boiled it. I cleaned the crab, and found about a ½ a pound or more of great meat in them. We first snacked on some meat with some crab salad and that was really yummy.
But the real treat with it was, that I made some crab cakes. Now, I have never made crab before. I have never cooked it or cleaned it before either, but I got over that quickly; so I figured I could do anything with it. I looked up a few recipes for crab cakes and I started to buy ingredients that I needed for them.
I went out and bought some regular sandwich mayo, cause all I had was Mexican style with lime. I ended up buying the cheapest thing around on my block and it just so happened to be, Earth Balance- organic vegan mayonnaise and I didn’t mind that at all. It was less than 5$ and every other store was selling gmo bottles for over 5$. I also bought some Worcestershire sauce.
I went all over town and almost to the point of wanting to cry, looked high and low for authentic Old Bay seasonings that all the crab cake recipes online called for. But I could not find it, I wanted to cry. I just spent like 10 $ or more food stamps on ingredients for crab cakes, and I couldn’t locate the right seasonings.
I was devastated, so I did what I could. I searched Safeway’s spice isle and read the back of all the seasonings. I ended up finding a Mrs. Dash that had a lot of the main ingredients of spices that old bay had; onion, celery, bay, lemon.
So I finally had everything I needed. I got home and got everything together. Then I realized something, the recipes that I had looked up called for a pound of crab meat. I only had a half a pound so I looked up more recipes.
This is the recipe I used.
½ a pound crab meat
½ teaspoon seafood seasonings
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp dry mustard
1 tbs mayonnaise
1 ½ tsp mustard
1 ½ tsp melted butter
½ cup crushed ritz crackers
Combine everything but the crab meat. Then fold in the crab meat. Spoon into cakes unto a baking sheet like so.
Bake at 350 degrees, I had to flip them halfway, until golden brown. Then I pan fried in some butter, until they were crunchy on the outside. They turned our really good. I will definitely be making this again.