Catholic Recipe: Baltimore Crab Cakes
Crab cakes is a favorite way to serve crab meat, and Maryland is famous for their crab cake recipes.
Combine crabmeat, beaten eggs, melted butter, chopped hard-cooked eggs, parsley, salt, pepper, and cayenne; toss together lightly; chill 1 hour. Shape mixture into 8 medium-sized patties. Coat patties with cracker crumbs. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into heavy skillet; heat to 375°. Fry cakes, 2 at a time, for 3 minutes or until golden brown; drain. Serve with Tartare Sauce (see recipe) or lemon slices, if desired. Makes 4 servings.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965