Easy Maryland Style Crab Cakes

As most of you know I am from Baltimore and even though I️ recently attempted going Vegan ( I️ haven’t given up on that just taking a PAUSE) I️ LOVE crab cakes. Actually I️ LOVE seafood period! So I️ wanted to share my quick and easy crab cake recipe! So here’s what you need :

  • 1 pound of Real crab meat (preferably lump or back fin)
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of Old bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Mayo
  • Oil

Prep time 10 mins, cooking time 15 mins

One of the very first steps you want to do is to check your crab meat for any shells. I simply dump the entire jar into a bowl and feel through to make sure all shells are discarded. Once that’s done I personally like to massage my old bay season into the meat.

Next add the remaining ingredients to the mixture: beaten egg, mayo, mustard and bread crumbs

Once your ingredients well mixed, you will form your mixture into a patty. Most of the time you can get 4 big crab cakes or shoot for 5 nicely portioned ones. Once this step isn completed, I let them sit in the refrigerator for at least a hour. This allows them to set and prep for easy cooking and avoid falling apart.

After your hour is up, it’s time to fry. Now I typically use minimal oil, I don’t even cover the entire frying pan as you can see in the picture below you only need enough oil to toast the crab cakes. The goal is to cook them without them being overly oily.

I recommend frying them for about 3-5 mins on each side or until they are golden brown. After frying each side I let them cool on a paper towel, this also allows for excess oil to drain.

Once they are done simply add your favorite side or make a delicious crab cake sandwich. Growing up in Baltimore eating crab cakes was as common as eating eggs for breakfast! I️ love them I can literally eat them every week. Well I hope you enjoy this easy recipe as we all know I HATE cooking but this is such a simple meal I don’t mind making these for family and friends. Until next time….

XO,

Meka

Meal prep made easy!

Monday I had the pleasure of receiving my very first meal subscription box.  My best friend Alex somehow was able to send me a code for a FREE box, so I signed up quickly to get things rolling because as most of you know  I HATE cooking!

Signing up was a breeze, I have a pork and red meat free home and soon I will be converting back to vegetarian life.  I selected my restrictions and picked out the most appealing meals.  We went with Fish tacos, Soy Chicken and Potato topped pot pie, everything was delicious!  Not only was it easy, but I have the recipes to use in the future.

Since I’m not a food blogger or professional photographer the food pictures below are from the Hello Fresh website.  The portions were the perfect size for myself and the kiddos, now if my husband was back in the states we would totally have to increase our plan to the family size.

Overall I think this product is beneficial for families or people on the go, it’s easy and extremely convenient.  If you’re interested in getting $40 off click here  and you’re looking at 3 meals for $19.94, that’s worth a try.  Let me know if you do sign up and how much you enjoy your meals.  Until next time…..

XO,

Meka