Let's be honest. Taking crab out of the shell is not the most fun thing in the world. But I am sorry, nothing is worse than canned crab. Or even worse the artificial crab. It does not take too long to do and I just call it a labor of love. I will love this labor more when I break down and buy better kitchen scissors. As I said before I got a killer deal on the crab this week.
Croquettes de crabe (Crab Cakes)
• 2 lb crabmeat, cooked
• 10 ounces italian bread crumbs
• 2 eggs
• 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
• 1 tablespoon siracha
• 4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
• 2 lemons, juiced
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 6 tablespoons canola oil
• 1 bunch arugula, washed and trimmed
• Tartar sauce (recipe follows or you can use store bought...perish the thought!)
In a mixing bowl, combine the crab meat
Coat a skillet with canola oil and place over medium heat (350). Fry the crab cakes until browned, about 4 minutes each side. Serve immediately on a bed of arugula with Tartar sauce.
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped dill pickle
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
If you like crab at all. try these crab cakes. Randy who ONLY likes fresh caught crab in butter and never eats crab cakes LOVES these. He hurt himself eating them and said they were the best by far he had ever had. Let me know what you think!