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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Crab Cakes...with a little help

Another day, another cooking post. This time around I wanted to wait on putting a post that involved some special help. Sometimes, its a little hard to get kids to like food because they aren't part of the cooking process. It's a treat to get my little niece Z to come and help.

This recipe will yield a large amount, so you can use this especially when you are planning a party or other like minded event. As for little Z, she loved making the little crab cakes into little balls. She was so enthralled with the whole process and getting messy was fun for her.


1 1/2 sticks of butter
3 stalks of celery
1 red bell bepper
1 green bell pepper
1 large onion
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp dijon mustard
3 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp worchestershire
1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 eggs
2 cup Panko
2 lb crab meat
1 large lemon

First, get a large pot that will be able to cook the vegetables that you need for the

While the butter is melting start dicing the celery, bell pepper and onion.  Remember, this is going to be a large amount of veggies, but they will cook down until all semi translucent. As you can see, I have my little Z wanting to help. It was great having her helping because she really wanted to. It was funny because we were singing the Helping Song for a little bit. Too cute!


While the veggies are cooking down, add the spices, mayo, mustard, and worchestershire into a large bowl. Mix well. Add the eggs as well to the spice mayo mixture.


Fold in the vegetables. After you have added the vegetables add the panko before you add the crab meat. Mix all of this together very minimally. You don't want to break the crab meat. Once you have mixed, then you can start making your crab cakes.

Now keep in mind that with this recipe I used the crab mixture to stuff them into mushrooms. You can really make crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed shrimp and stuffed crab. With the stuffed mushrooms, place into the preheated oven at 350 degrees. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake this for about 30 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and the mushrooms are tender.

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