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Crab Cakes: The World's Best Recipe

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This recipe for Crab Cakes: The World's Best, by , is from The Ledbetter Family Cookbook, 4th Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

John Preston Younger
Added: Wednesday, March 18, 2009


1 egg, beaten
1 pound crab meat
1 Tablespoon flour
Lemon juice from 1 lemon
Old Bay Seasoning, just a pinch
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup canola oil
Lemon wedges, lettuce and tomato slices to garnish

Combine egg, crab meat, flour, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Old Bay Seasoning. Make cakes in a 1/3 cup measuring cup. Bring frying pan to high heat. Add oil and butter. Fry until brown and firm. Flip carefully to avoid crumbling. Then, fry that side, until brown.

I like capers in mayo, cocktail sauce or plain melted butter as a topping - although, really, you don't need anything!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe came from my friend Jimmy Johnson, from Roanoke, Virginia.

Jimmy Johnson who now in Paloi, PA is one of my best friends. He was a roommate of mine my first year at UVA, and his wife Barbara Bell passed away several years ago.

In the picture of my mother and myself on my grandmother's front porch my Airborne wings are missing, as I gave them to her.

Jimmy was the General of the South Roanoke Army in which Billy Mac was an officer. John Younger




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