Thursday, January 3, 2013

Today I crabbed and fussed

I've posted crab cakes before, I think. But this is what I did tonight in honor of my 32nd anniversary with Peter. I had bought a pound of crab on Monday because my supermarket was out of lobsters. But I decided later to go to the waterfront and get a lobster for risotto. There is nothing magical about crab cakes, except when there is. Tonight they were magic. I read at least a half dozen recipes earlier today and they were more different than alike. So I made it up. When is the last time I did that? You don't need my recipe (even if I could remember all its details). I mixed the crab with: about 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs made from flour tortillas, 1/4 cup mayo, 2 Tbs mustard, celery salt, 1 egg lightly beaten (just until it whimpered but didn't scream), a touch of cayenne, and a lot of love. (I hate it when TV chefs say there recipe has a lot of love in it. Give me mayo and bacon any time.) Sauteed the little buggers in some butter and EVOO for about 5 mins. per side. And here I am an hour later, reveling in the warmth in my tummy.


Jenn said...

LOL.. I agree, when it comes to cooking.. I'll take bacon and mayo over love any day! :)
I love crab cakes and don't get to have them very often cause you know who doesn't like them... go figure!
Happy anniversary to you and Peter :)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

32 years - that's wonderful! crab cakes are wonderful too - except mine that are always too soggy - ugh - yours sound spectacular.
Mary x

Angie's Recipes said...

These crab cakes look amazing! Crabs are really pricy over here, so I usually use shrimps and salmon.
Happy Anniversary!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We love crab cakes! My all-time favorite recipe is one I found on Epicurious called Crab Cakes with Tomato Salsa. I don't use the salsa recipe but the crab cakes are the best I've ever eaten! Peter is a lucky guy :)

Chris said...

Happy Anniversary!

We like doing a version of Wolfgang Puck's crab cakes that uses a dusting of almond crumbs on the outside. Sounded so weird to me but it really worked for a great crust!

Michael Toa said...

Happy Belated Anniversary to both of you! Lobster risotto and crab cakes? Sounds wonderful. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Rebecca Subbiah said...

love good crab cakes and wow 32 years thats wonderful , look forward to seeing your wheat berry salad

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Love me some crab cakes. It is my husband favorite meal ( other than his crawfish boil of course). Yours look amazing

Shu Han said...

sometimes the best stuff are made up on the spot :) good one stephen! and happy anniversary! :)

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