Thursday, February 6, 2014

Crab Cake

Ingredients :

  1. Crab meat - 2 cups
  2. fresh soft bread slices -2
  3. Mayonnaise -1/4 cup
  4. Cracked pepper
  5. Egg -1
  6. Butter - 2 tbsp
  7. Salt - to taste 
  8. Spring onion - 1 tbs chopped (optional)

Method :

To get approximately 2 cups of  crab meat you would need 1 kg of live crab .
Clean the crab ,break into two pieces , add 1/2 ts of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder and 1/2 cup of water .Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the crab is just cooked.
Pick the meat from the shells , discard the shells .
Do not break the lumps of crab meat and try to keep it as whole as possible.
Crumble the bread slices with your finger tips
Add the mayonnaise and beaten egg to the bread mixture
mix it lightly without mushing it up
Add the crab meat and fold lightly with a spoon and sprinkle the crushed pepper.
Form into patties without compressing it too much .
Refrigerate for 30 minutes so they hold shape while frying
Heat a non sitck pan on medium heat
Add butter
Add the crab cakes and fry on medium flame for around 5 minutes until golden brown.
Flip and fry the other side.


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