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Texas Crab Cakes

Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
Move over, Maryland.  There's a new sheriff in town.

If you're looking for an exact duplicate of Maryland Crab Cakes, you'll be disappointed.  But, if you want a spicy, Southwestern flavored crab cake, you'll love this.  I got the recipe from the Homesick Texan.

Cooking in butter in my comal in the Mini.

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For some reason, this batch of cakes didn't quite hold together as before.  Still delicious, but not as pretty.  So, I'm attaching a picture of my last cook.

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Crab Cakes with Chipotle Chiles and Corn

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Recipe By: The Homesick Texan Cookbook


Ingredients:


1 pound Crabmeat

1/2 cup Mayonaise

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1/2 cup corn kernels

1 Chipolte in Adobo sauce, finely diced

1/2 cup Cilantro, diced

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon Cumin    

1/4 teaspoon Ginger, ground

1/4 cup Lime juice

1 cup Saltine crackers, finely crushed

Salt & Pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons Unsalted butter


Directions:


1. Stir together the mayonnaise, garlic, corn, chipotle, cilantro, cayenne, cumin, ginger, and lime juice until ingredients are well combined.


2. Add the crabmeat, then stir in the cracker crumbs, adding salt and pepper to taste.


3. Form into 8 patties and refrigerate for 1 hour.


4. To cook, melt the butter into a cast iron skillet and put on Egg. Cook each side until golden brown.


5. Serve with Texas Tartar sauce.  I just bought tartar sauce from grocery store and put Louisiana hot sauce and lime juice in it.  Pam says the crab cakes don't need  a sauce.



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Dripping Springs, Texas.
Just west of Austintatious


Comments

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,995
    Tell Pam she's right and then beg for forgiveness. 

    Those look great. I'm bookmarking this one. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,740
    Das a load of spices for you Gary. Looks real good.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 22,331
    We make crab cakes all the time...well, SWMBO makes them.  Blue lump is relatively cheap here because of all water (still ain't cheap). Her roasted red pepper aioli puts them over the top.  I'll ask her for the recipe if you're interested.  I'm talking serious gour-met (bleep!).
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,740
    If that was for me I make a roasted garlic aioli with thyme and tarragon. I use king crab and lump together cause the king is cheaper here in season. Like to see the missus's recipe.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,995
    We make crab cakes all the time...well, SWMBO makes them.  Blue lump is relatively cheap here because of all water (still ain't cheap). Her roasted red pepper aioli puts them over the top.  I'll ask her for the recipe if you're interested.  I'm talking serious gour-met (bleep!).
    I'm interested.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    edited October 2012
    We make crab cakes all the time...well, SWMBO makes them.  Blue lump is relatively cheap here because of all water (still ain't cheap). Her roasted red pepper aioli puts them over the top.  I'll ask her for the recipe if you're interested.  I'm talking serious gour-met (bleep!).
    Nola.  I'm always interested in seeing another recipe.  Knowing you, it probably has the "holy trinity" in it, which may not be a bad thing.   :D

    Lump crab meat is usually not real expensive here in Houston, either.  It typically comes from Mexico in a 1 pound tub.  Price usually about $9.95 on sale.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • mb99zzmb99zz Posts: 183
    Ww, looks very good.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 22,331
    She brought me the cookbook...has notes all over the page from modifications, but here it is. (sorry, no mirepoix!)

    1 roasted red bell pepper (jar roasted red bell pepper works fine too) cut up
    2 cloves garlic, cut up
    2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup light mayo (or 1/2 cup light and 1/2 cup sour cream)
    fresh dill to taste.

    In a food processor, process the pepper and garlic.  Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.  Cover and chill.  Serve at room temperature.

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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,185
    Gary that just looks good man.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,278
    This is definitely one that I have to try out. The flavors packed in there sound great without overpowering the crab itself.
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,567
    Me thinking I need to get a comal now. Looks outstanding.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,921
    that looks great to me, i have never had a crab cake i thought was good and its because of lack of flavor, spicing it up would be a great thing
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Looks great. 
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
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