Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4-6 minutes
This is the original recipe off the Old Bay Seasoning tin. A keeper!
2 slices dried bread, crusts removed
1 Tbs. milk
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 pound lump crabmeat
1. In a large bowl, break bread into small pieces. Moisten with milk.
2. Add mayo, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, baking powder, Old Bay, salt, egg and crabmeat. Mix lightly and shape into 4 patties. Refrigerate patties 30 minutes to help keep them stay formed when cooking.
3. Fill your frying pan with about 1/4″ vegetable oil. Over medium-high heat, fry until golden-brown on both sides. I usually flip every 1 minute to avoid over frying.
These are Maryland (Eastern Shore) style crab cakes. They are typically served either plain or with mayonnaise. If you want a spicier dipping sauce try this:
Spicy Remoulade Dipping Sauce:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup horseradish
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbs. hot sauce
1 tsp. paprika
In a medium-bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
Another wonderful condiment to serve with crab cakes is Old Bay Horseradish Mayonnaise.