Faidley’s World Famous Crab Cakes
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The world renown Faidley’s crab cakes. In many circles Faidley’s has the best crab cakes in the world! We’ll leave it up to you to be the judge.
1 lb large lump crabmeat, picked over
1 cup crushed saltines
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 dash Tabasco sauce
vegetable oil (for frying) (optional)
clarified butter (optional) or olive oil, for sauteing (optional)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup finely chopped dill pickles
1/4 cup minced onions
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon pickle juice
- Crab cakes: Spread the crab meat out in a flat pan and sprinkle the crushed saltines over the top.
- In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, egg, mustard, Worcestershire and tobasco.
- Pour the mayonnaise over the crab meat and gently toss or fold the ingredients together, taking care not to break up the lumps of crab meat.
- Let the mixture sit for 2-3 minute before forming the cakes.
- Form the cakes by hand or with an ice cream scoop into 8 mounds about 3″ in diameter and 3/4″ thick.Do NOT pack the mixture too firmly.
- The cakes should be as loose as possible, yet still hold their shape.
- Place the cakes on a tray or platter lined with wax paper, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cooking.
- Tartar sauce: In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, dill pickles, onion, parsley and dill pickle juice.
- Chill for at least 1 hour.
- To fry: Pour oil into a heavy skillet to a depth of about 1 ½”.
- Heat oil and fry crab cakes, a few at a time, until golden brown, about 4 minute on each side.
- Remove with a slotted utensil to a paper towel to drain.
- To broil: Slip them under a preheated broiler until nicely browned, turning to cook evenly, about 4-5 minute on each side
- To sauté: Heat a small amount of clarified butter or olive oil, or a combination, in a skillet and sauté the cakes, turning several times, until golden brown, about 8 minute total cooking time.
- Serve at once with tartar sauce on the side.
Makes 4 servings
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