Bessie’s Crab Cakes

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Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

Bessie Hanahan has served as chairman of the Hospitality Committee of the Spoleto Festival USA held in Charleston every spring and has planned dozens of parties for Spoleto. Lucille Grant, one of the Lowcountry’s great cooks, frequently cooks in the kitchen of Bessie’s historic home on South Battery. I too have helped prepare many meals there. But what many people do not know is that Bessie herself is a fine cook and that her crab cakes know no equal. Bessie is the first to admit that her r