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Southern Crab Cakes    Makes 6 crab cakes                   


Crab cakes can be simple or elaborate, depending on the cook



and the area that the dish was created.   I like to keep it simple



and flavorful.  And  done!  Just like burgers, I don't like crab



cakes to be thick, about ¾ of an inch is just right for me.  Maybe



slightly thinner if you're doing appetizer size  (about 2-inches in



diameter).  FYI, This recipe makes the best crab cake "burgers".


















Making crab cakes is a fairly simple process, but there are a



few things to do that will make it even better.



•  Pick through the crabmeat to make sure that every piece



   of shell is removed.  Pick through several times just to



   make sure.



•  The texture of the Dijon-style mustard adds another level



    of flavor.



•  Use fresh parsley if you can.



•  Cook over medium heat to a golden brown on each side.  

•  Make sure the ingredients are well-mixed before forming



    into patties.





































Southern Crab Cake from Laura Lee Alice Cooks.
A Southern Crab Cake ready to be cooked.








Southern Crab Cakes                        Makes 6 patties


•  2 eggs, beaten


•  ½ cup mayonnaise


•  1½ tsp Dijon mustard


•  1 tsp Worchestershire sauce


•  1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried parsley flakes)


•  1¼ cups Pepperidge Farm herb-seasoned stuffing mix


•  1 lb refrigerated lump crab meat, picked through


•  Butter (for frying as needed)


•  Fresh lemon, cut into 6 wedges

You will need a medium skillet.



1.   In a large bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients;  gently fold in the parsley, stuffing




      mix, and the crabmeat until well blended.  Divide the mixture into 6 portions




      and shape into ½ to ¾-inch patties.




2.  Start with 3 tablespoons of butter in the skillet over medium  heat; cook the




      patties until golden brown on  each side, adding butter if needed.  Serve with




      lemon wedges.  


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Southern Crab Cakes from Laura Lee Alice Cooks.
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