Academy Award Crab Cakes

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Title: Academy Award Crab Cakes
Yield: 12 Servings
Categories: Fish crab, Main Dishes, Appetizers, Spreads

Ingredients:

1 lb Dungeness crab meat; picked
-over (lump crab meat is ok)
2 ts Old bay seasoning
1/4 ts Ground thyme
1/2 ts Dry mustard
1/4 ts Ground white pepper
1/4 ts Cayenne pepper powder;
-optional
3 tb Mayonnaise
2 ts Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c Fine dry breadcrumbs;
-unseasoned
1 Egg; beaten
3 tb Sliced green onions or fresh
-cilantro; whichever you
-prefer
2 oz Crab fat; (if available and
-optional)


In a large bowl gently fold all the ingredients together adding the bread
crumbs last. Try not to break the crab meat up into small pieces. Depending
on how moist the crab mixture is you may want to use less. The less bread
crumbs you can use as a binder the better the crab cakes are in my opinion.
I would not add more than a quarter cup. Chill the mixture covered 1 or 2
hours in the refrigerator and they will form a better cake when you are
ready cook them. This is very important. Not only will they form a better
cake but the consistency will be nicer. To cook use enough mixture to form
a large silver dollar sized cake and saute lightly in oil about 1/2 inch
deep ( I prefer a good olive oil ) until golden brown, turning once. These
can be served hot or cold as a main entree or appetizer. Makes about 12
cakes depending on the size.

NOTES : Combination of recipes made 3/28/93-10/2/93-3/26/94 and 7/19/97 I
prefer Dungeness crab meat but will use Blue Crab select lump meat when
available. This is my favorite crab cake as of this writing. I am beginning
to use Japanese Panko in my crab cakes as it seems to be lighter. (Japanese
bread crumbs)
Recipe by: LeRoy Trnavsky

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by drleroy@juno.com (LeRoy C Trnavsky) on Apr
25, 1998