Simply Crab Cakes

In our coastal town we eat a lot of wonderful seafood. Crab cakes are such a delicacy that pair well with a good steak, a piece of grilled fish, over a bed of orzo, or on top of a colorful summer salad. My ideal crab cake is light, flavorful, and has the slightest amount of bread that I can get away with….basically just enough to bind it together. 

Begin by putting 2 slices of good white bread (crusts removed) in your food processor and pulse until it becomes fine. 

Combine: Bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons mayo, 1 egg (beaten), 1 teaspoon Old Bay, 1 teaspoon Dijon, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. 

Fold in 1 pound lump crab meat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove and form into patties. 

Warm a tablespoon of EVOO in a skillet over medium heat. Place crab cakes in warm oil and sauté for approximately 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Place on lined plate to cool. Wow oh wow!!⭐️

Adapted from: Sugar & Spice by Celeste

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