Crab Cakes

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    crab cakes
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Appears in
Bill Neal's Southern Cooking

By Bill Neal

Published 1985

  • About

Maryland is famous for its crab cakes, and for a birthday one year, we went on a crab-eating tour from Annapolis to Baltimore. The steamed crabs set afire by Old Bay, the traditional Maryland seasoning, were succulent, but the crab cakes were more bread than crab and too sweetly rich from commercial mayonnaise. Below are the crab cakes we serve at Crook’s Corner with various sauces—tartar, brown butter and capers, mango salsa, or beurre blanc.