Maryland Blue Crab Cakes
courtesy Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture
Maryland Blue Crab- This Chesapeake crustacean is probably the most enduring symbol of Maryland. Mature blue crabs average five to seven inches across, and are most plentiful from late spring through the fall, although crabmeat is available in many forms year-round.
1 pound Maryland crab meat
(fresh or pasteurized)
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
1 teaspoon dry mustard
½ cup cracker or bread crumbs
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1. Remove all cartilage from crab meat.
2. In a bowl, mix together egg, mayonnaise, seafood seasoning, white pepper, Worcestershire
sauce and dry mustard.
3. Add crab meat: mix evenly. Add cracker or bread crumbs evenly.
4. Shape into 6 cakes.
5. Deep fry in oil at 350oF for 2 to 3 minutes or sauté in a frying pan with a little oil for 5 minutes on each side.
6. Cook until golden brown.
Makes 6 servings.
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