But for now...we have Crab Cakes Maya. Shelled crab is quite expensive now and would have been too much for the wedding party's budget but the bride had a lovely daughter who wanted two things, chocolate fondue for fruit and crab cakes. I always come to any event with a small supply of emergency food and a pound of dried pasta for the "I can't eat ______ wedding guest. None were present at this event so I had to do a crab cake with...whatever.
Crab Cakes Maya
8 ounces of crab meat
1 duck egg beaten
1/4 red onion grated
a couple of party crackers crushed
Salt and pepper
Chives, lots of chives
Truffle butter and fresh lime
I took the egg and beat it adding in a few crushed crackers, the onion and the crab. I hit it with seasoning and the chives and formed the cakes. NO way were they going to stay together in the pan so I tucked them in the freezer for about 30 minutes to set. Hot olive oil and a good sear on both sides until they were heated through. I topped with a little melted truffle butter and a squeeze of lime and served on a bed of onion with additional lime.
A little chunk just happened to fall off in the pan...and these were good. The egg added a nice richness to the mix and the chives with the lime woke up the flavor. Maya, you now have a dish of your own.