We found the most beautiful looking crab meat at the mercado a few weeks back. It was over a pound actually 1.15 lb for $7. I went on-line and found what looked to be an excellent Crab Cake recipe and they turned out great.
I know all you great cooks out there may notice I did overcrowd the pan but it did not hurt the taste of these beauties. These are the best crab cakes I have ever eaten.
Recipe: Mrs. Duvall’s Crab Cakes (this is the Actor Robert Duvall’s Mother)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 pound lump crab-meat, picked over
- 1 cup finely crushed soda crackers
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- Lemon wedges, for serving
In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, onion, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt and cayenne. Fold in the crab-meat and 1/4 cup of the cracker crumbs. Shape the mixture into 16 cakes about 1 inch thick. Coat the crab cakes with the remaining cracker crumbs and transfer to a baking sheet lined with wax paper. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in 2 tablespoons of the oil. When the foam subsides, add half of the crab cakes and cook over moderate heat until golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain the crab cakes on paper towels, then keep warm in a low oven. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of oil and cook the remaining crab cakes. Serve with lemon wedges.
Make Ahead: The crab cakes can be prepared but not cooked and refrigerated overnight.
I only made 11 but they were big and wonderful. There were a few left over so Joe put them away and the next day for lunch I popped them back in a dry pan and just heated them through and served with cocktail sauce and they were ever better than the first day. Next time I would combine all the ingredients early in the morning and let it sit all day then make the patties. Also my cayenne pepper has no heat so I would add red pepper flakes or aji to them as well. Enjoy!