There are all kinds of crab cake recipes on the internet but, if you want a basic, easy recipe you’ve come to the right place. With some recipes I like to get a little more fancy and with other things I like to stick to the original. I mean really, I’m not Martha.
My daughter-in-law, (Crissy), was here for a visit and wanted to learn how to make crab cakes so I introduced her to a basic recipe. After that, you can add what you like and switch things around to your taste. Personally, when it comes to crab cakes I like to stick to the basics, after all it is a crab cake. You want to taste the crab right?!?
You would have thought in two weeks time, that Crissy and I would have cooked up a storm because we both enjoy cooking. The truth is she was taking care of baby so I cooked a few nights. She made a delicious meal another night. (Husband approved). The crab cakes we did together and some nights we swam in the pool and forgot dinner altogether just to have adult time and enjoy each other’s company. The last night she was here (it was going to be a busy morning) we ordered pizza, salad and breadsticks and didn’t worry about it! I’m pretty sure she enjoyed her stay because nothing was rushed or hurried, we just enjoyed ourselves and each other’s company.
Our visit was wonderful and the two weeks flew by! I took last week off of blogging just to rest (so not used to a babe in the house, even though he was a great baby) and to get my house/garden projects caught up. My grandson is just so adorable it takes my breath away!! So, here is the recipe and a few pics of myself and lil man.
1 (16 oz.) can Van Camp’s Crabmeat – pick out any shells
1 beaten egg
2 T. mayonnaise
1 T. prepared mustard
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. dry mustard
2 t. Old Bay seasoning
1/2 t. lemon juice
hot sauce (optional)
3/4 c. bread crumbs (I used Italian, use what you prefer)
Mix everything into a large bowl except the crabmeat. I just used my hands to mix everything. Add the hot sauce if you wish (I wished…ha!). Hot sauce is to your taste.
Next fold in the crabmeat gently with your hands or a wooden spoon.
Form into patties, this made 6 generous patties. Save in an airtight container in the refrigerator if not making 6 patties at that time.
Plate and serve with a side salad or whatever your heart desires. We had a caesar salad with pasta and it was perfect for a summer night!
Here are a few pics of myself with my beautiful, happy-go-lucky grandson…gosh do I miss him already!!
He is so chillin’ in the pool here…it was 95 degrees and he had had enough of the heat!! He’s a Texas boy ya’ know, he’s not used to the MI muggy heat!
He’s so giggling here…I wish I would have gotten a better view. He’s like grandma….”A bikini…seriously?” ha ha ha!!!!
And I can’t forget a picture with grandpa!! 🙂 He’s like Gramps…”I ain’t too sure about you”…lol! Grandmama, “Get your beehind back here and put that camera down!” Have a great week y’all! xoxo