Friday, April 3, 2009

Red Lobster Maryland Crabcakes

I really liked these crab cakes. The only change i made was omitting the celery and i used celery salt in place of.

Ingredients:1/2 tsp. garlic minced 1 tbsp. onion minced 1 tbsp. celery diced 2 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 whole egg 1/8 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1 pound lump crab meat 2 tbsp. oil for sauteing Maryland Crab Cakes Preparation:In a large stainless-steel bowl, combine all ingredients except crab meat and bread crumbs. Using gloved hands, gently mix in crab meat, then add bread crumbs. Spread a thin layer of plain bread crumbs on your work surface. Form crab mixture into equal balls, approximately two inches in diameter. Place on crumbs. Gently flatten the ball of crab mixture and round the edges. Form cakes about one-half inch thick and three inches round.Refrigerate. In a saute pan, melt 2 tbsp. of oil until hot. Gently slide in crabcakes 2 at a time. Brown on one side approximately two-to-three minutes. Turn and brown on the other side. Turn down heat to simmer and cook crabcakes another 5-8 minutes. Chef's Tip:While you may be tempted to increase the amount of bread crumbs used, you'll receive the best sauté results with the thin layer as described above.

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