Maine Crab Cakes

Ingredients

1 lb. fresh Maine crab meat
2 whole eggs
1 tsp. Raye's yellow mustard (Raye's Mill in Eastport, ME)
1 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Crumb mixture:
Equal amounts of the following, mixed together in a wide pie plate.
- PLAIN dry bread crumbs (generic or store brand's okay)
- PLAIN corn flakes crushed to almost a powder.

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together, well (except breading).

Divide into 6-8 scoops depending on how cakes many are desired.

Take one scoop of crab mixture at a time and drop into crumb mixture. Keep rotating gently and turn over. When mixture starts to build up on crab mixture, begin to pat down and cup sides in order to form a neat patty in the desired thickness. (Appx. one-inch deep 2-3 inch cir. suggested.)

Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hrs.; 4-6 suggested. This allows the egg and fish juices to fuse with the crumb mixture to make a tight coating.

Saute in skillet with ½-¾ inch light oil (no heavy nut or olive oils which may impart flavor into crabmeat). Cook over medium flame.

Keep turning until crispy and well browned. Poke a cake with the tines of a fork and they are “done” when juices are almost set and/or run clear.

Yield: 

Serves 4 as appetizers or 2 dinner portions.

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