So with the dozen crabs I cleaned this morning I had enough meat to make four crab cakes and I have some left over and am thinking about crab quesadillas for the next bit of crab left over.
There are about a million recipes for crab cakes on the internet, but I will add my meager ideas to the mix;
About 1/2 pound of lump crab meat; 1 egg, 2 tbls of Old Bay (or some other seasoning); I also used seasoned bread crumbs; you basically want enough egg/bread to hold them together, but not so much that you have a crab cake of mostly bread. Mix together, form into 3 inch patties (this ought to make about 4); put in freezer for about 1/2 hour (this will help them stay together) pan fry in very shallow oil, just enough to cover the pan – cook about 3 minutes per side.
I served it with potatoes (boiled and seasoned with butter and parsley flakes) and a mixed salad.