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Crab Cakes: Perfect Crunchy Munchies to Enjoy the Evening with Friends and Family

Are you feeling famished and want to have something at your disposal in quick time? If yes, crab cakes are for you. Crab cakes are a kind of fish cake and composed of crab meat and other ingredients including bread crumbs, milk, eggs, yellow onions, mayonnaise and seasonings. Sometimes, one can add other ingredients like red or green pepper or pink radishes are also added in the crab cakes. These cakes are sautéed, baked or grilled prior to being served.

Seafood lovers around the world love crab cakes. These snacks have been the hot favourite of people since long. With the virtues of crunchiness, crisp and taste, crab cakes make ideal appetisers for a main course meal or palatable munchies for friends’ get-together. Maine is known to produce best quality crabs in the world, seafood lovers show keen interest in the exotic sea creatures from the Atlantic coasts of Portland.

Considered an American classic, crab cakes go well with a bottle of beer and tender mayo dip. It’s the delectable taste making crab cakes quite popular among gourmands. The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Food and Drink mentions that popularity of crab cakes dates back to the age of early European settlers. These days, crab cakes are regarded as great snacks for the seafood aficionados. The most delicious and classy munchies are prepared from the flesh of blue crab that are produced only at the Atlantic coasts.

You can make crab cakes at your home as well as order online. To prepare it in your own kitchen, you must know all about crab cake recipe, so that preparation remains easy for you.

Take a look at the recipe mentioned below:

crab_cakes • 2 bread slices for white bread crusts

• 1 beaten egg

• 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise

• 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

• 1 tablespoon of old bay seasoning

• 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

• 2 tablespoons of butter

• 1 lb of crab meat

Take a bowl and place crab meat into it, check out for any left shells. If there any shells left, pick them out. Now, take another bowl of medium size and add the small bread pieces and crab meat into it. Then, you need to mix the mayonnaise, egg, Worcestershire sauce, old bay and mustard altogether. Keep the meat in lumps without breaking them. Now, you require giving it a patty shape. After that, take a frying pan to heat 2 tbsp of butter. Place the crab cakes and fry it until brown. Each side should be fried for almost 4 minutes. Now, serve the delicious crab cakes with a palatable dip.

You can include spicy sushi mayo as a dip for crab cakes. Here is the recipe for sushi mayo

• 1 tablespoon of sriracha chilli sauce

• 3 tbsp of mayo

• ¼ tsp of soy sauce

• 1 tsp of lime juice

Take a bowl and mix in all the ingredients to prepare a smooth paste. Now, serve the mayo with crab cakes.

Now, enjoy the delicious crab cakes with sushi mayo with your friends and family.

Go for a complete innovative taste of cake on this birthday

Cakes on birthday symbolize a perfect celebration and remain the most essential ingredient during the entire occasion. The birthday party is not complete in the absence of a yummy cake, does not matter if you are a kid or grown up man, cakes are for one and all to enjoy the celebratory mood. It’s said that to bring uniqueness into the party, bring an equally exceptional cake to cut on the table.

Crab Cake                                                 source: http://getmainelobster.com/ via Mak Jones on Pinterest

Different types of birthday cakes are there, flavor depends largely upon the ingredients used while preparing the cake. The taste varies according to the generations of people who are there in the party. For kids, chocolate cakes are preferable whereas grownups might not fancy it. Beside everything, decoration is also vital ingredient to add spice into the cake cutting mood.

Over the past years, the conventional flavors have bid adieu paving way for new delicacies to get tasted. One of such kind of cakes that is found quite frequently on the birthday parties is crab cakes. It needs certain ingredients and abiding by the preparation method you can have a true delight on the cake table.

Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise 1/2 cup
  • Seafood seasoning like Old Bay 2 teaspoons
  • Worcestershire sauce 1 dash
  • Green onions (scallions), white and green parts, finely chopped 2
  • Jumbo lump crabmeat 2 pounds
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons
  • Cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon
  • Red bell pepper, finely chopped 1
  • Large egg yolks 2
  • Fresh breadcrumbs 6 cups

Preparation method

  • Mix mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, egg yolks, seafood seasoning, cayenne, bell peppers, green onions together
  • Blend it with crab meat
  • Keep the breadcrumbs on a sheet
  • Shape the crab cake using one hand and gently stroke cake and breadcrumbs together by other hand.
  • Shape 10 cakes with 3 inches in width and 1/2-inch thick. Use 3/4 cup bread crumbs for each cake
  • Put 4 cups of oil to heat over medium-high flame
  • Put a single piece into the frying oil and turn and flip it over each side for 3 to 4 times, 5 minutes would be sufficient for a crispy crab cake
  • Repeat the procedure with remaining pieces
  • Serve while hot

These are perfect to replace your normal birthday cake with crab cake as the conventional ones are mundane and outdated, try something of a new flavor on the upcoming birthday of yours.