Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Final Thursday

Last Thursday, we rushed off the dock right after I got home from work (delayed, unfortunately, by a blowout on my bicycle tire) - across the Sound to Port Madison. Nevertheless, we barely had the anchor down and dinner started and it was dark. Not "city street" dark, *DARK*. There are no streetlights on the water. This will have to be the final Thursday run to Port Madison this year.

Dinner was fabulous, if a little sad because of this (I always get maudlin at the passing of the summer). Jane picked all the crab we still had in the freezer (it was getting a little old), and I made crab cakes - yum!

Crab Cakes

  • Pick the meat from 5 or 6 medium rock crabs
  • Add two eggs
  • Crunch up a half a line of saltines or so and add it
  • Add a big blob of mayonnaise
  • Season with Old Bay or shrimp boil (my favorite), or...
  • Mix it all up completely

Spoon the mixture into a hot pan with a tablespoon or so of olive oil, shaping it into patties - pat them down until they are perhaps 1/2" thick. Fry until they are golden brown on each side.

Makes 4 6-8" diameter crab cakes

Other things you might consider adding to the mix:
  • chopped celery
  • chopped bell pepper
  • squeeze in a clove or two of garlic
  • chopped dill weed

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