Yuseff and I apparently found ourselves in dire need of Omega-3’s, since this is our third night eating fish this week (He made cornmeal breaded flounder sandwiches the other night and I didn’t take pictures to post them because I was too busy taking a nap).
Tonight, I made Crab Cake Sandwiches (Crabby Patties). I have no idea where this recipe came from. well– it came from a google search that Yuseff did on his phone once, but I couldn’t find it again to provide a link.
The beautiful thing about the Crabby Patties is that I actually made the crab cakes last Saturday and just froze them. We still have four more in the freezer for another day.
Step 1: Cut the crusts off of two pieces of white bread and rip them into little pieces.
Step 2: Add 1 1/2 tbsp milk and combine until you get a paste
Step 3: Add 1 lb lump crab meat. Mix well and break up the crab chunks.
Step 4: Add 1 tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp worchestershire sauce, 1 tsp old bay seasoning (tip: if you can’t find it in the aisle with spices and seasonings, you can check by the seafood counter), 1 tsp minced sweet onion, 2 tbsp mayo, and 1 beaten egg.
Step 5: Combine well and form into 6 cakes.
You’re at a crossroad: You can either move on to step 6 and cook up some Crab Cakes, or you can line your cakes up onto a wax-paper-covered plate and put in the freezer for 1 hour. After your crab cakes are firm, use a food saver vacuum to tightly seal the crab cakes for later use. We have one from Wal-mart and it’s great, because we’re always cooking for just two or three (two and a half? Marco eats small portions…), and sometimes we have leftover meat from cutting a recipe in half. It’s also great for if you shop at Costco (or Sam’s Club) and want to break up their enormous packages. But anyway.. back to the recipe…
Step 6: If you froze your Crab Cakes, make sure to defrost them completely before cooking. Cover the bottom of your pan with Canola Oil and turn on medium heat. When it’s nice and hot, drop in your patties and fry until brown about 5-6 minutes.
Step 7: Toast two buns for your patties and serve with Tarter or Cocktail Sauce!
Now back to the kitchen for me! Tomorrow night we’re having Barbeque Beef Sandwiches, which means that I get to FINALLY open up the crock pot I bought myself last year on Black Friday.