"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

John's Crab Cakes Recipe

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John Bradshaw
Added: Sunday, January 28, 2007


1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Coleman's Dry Mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 lb. crab meat ( John recommends Philips
Seafood Brand, Back Fin and Claw meat..)
1/4 loaf of white bread.. Cut the crust from bread and finely chop the white bread in blender.
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
Peanut oil (Best for high heat)

Sauce for Crab Cakes
Lime Juice
1 cup of Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Chipoltle Aboda ("Embossa" brand pepper. Comes in a can, Mexican food isle.)
fresh parsley, it makes a difference

1. Combine mayonnaise, egg, Old Bay Seasoning, pepper, mustard, salt and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl and blend with a spoon well..
2. Add crab meat, bread crumbs and parsley, and mix with a spoon well.
3.Divide into 12 -14 equal size (ball shape using a ice cream scoop or spoon) and flatten between sheets of plastic food wrap.
4. Chill the cakes for a couple of hours.. (Keeps the patties together when cooking.)
5. Saute the crab cakes in peanut oil on both sides until nicely browned..

Must have Sauce
1. Chop up the chipoltle pepper... Make sure you add a little at a time and taste as you go... This can get very spicy.... We make two sauces, mild and a good medium spiced.
2. Combine mayo, parsley, chipoltle pepper, and a touch of lime juice to taste... Mix with spoon...
3. Don't forget the sauce with the crab cakes..

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Total time from start to ready to cook is 2-1/2 hours.. 1/2 hour for making the cakes and sauce and 2 hours for chilling... Have not had one complaint, except MJ likes the mild sauce..




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