As summer gets underway, it is time for Marylanders to get reacquainted with one of the state’s most beloved pastimes: enjoying fresh, locally sourced and produced crabmeat. It is hard to beat the time-honored tradition and communal experience of feasting on steamed crabs with friends and family, but there are many different ways to enjoy Maryland blue crabs: soups, crab imperial, or the classic Maryland crab cake (see the recipe below!)
Maryland Seafood Web Site
A Guide to Maryland Seafood
RECIPE: Maryland Crab Cakes
1 pound Maryland regular crabmeat
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
5 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
Remove cartilage from crabmeat.
Mix breadcrumbs, egg, mayonnaise, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, and white pepper together well.
Pour mixture over crabmeat and fold in lightly but thoroughly.
Form into six cakes.
Deep fry at 350°F until golden brown, 2-3 minutes
Makes 6 crab cakes.
Recipe by Harbour House (Annapolis).