This is my third year in Baltimore, so for Fourth of July, along with a beautiful platter of Grilled Steak, Duck, Fennel, and Peaches, I wanted to serve some mini Crab cakes. I buy crabmeat whenever it is on sale and keep it in my freezer for anytime a friend comes to visit us.
Baltimore is famous for its crab cakes, but honestly, to get a delicious crab cake, you have to commit to a $30-$40 platter. After a couple times taking friends out for dinner, I decided we should start making our own!
This is one of the recipes from my cookbook, Chez Nous: Communal Dinners, and I wanted to share it with you today!
It is really quick and simple!
1 pound (450 g) lump crab meat, if you froze it, squeeze the excess moisture out a bit
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
2 teaspoons chopped parsley
1 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper
Combine all of the ingredients. Form four patties for dinner or 10 for appetizers.
Preheat broiler. Broil on medium rack for 10-15 minutes (8-10 minutes for smaller patties).
Watch carefully. Flip halfway through.
If they are browning too quickly. Switch to baking them for another 8-10 minutes at 350°F (180°C).
Serve with tartar sauce.