These delicious crab cakes are the perfect appetizers when you have company. They are very tasty and really whet one’s appetite for the main meal to come. Serving them on a bed of leafy greens makes a lovely presentation. Served this way, it makes a light and delicious lunch.
It is best to use fresh crab meat but preparing the crab meat is not a fun thing to do. As such, I often substitute the crab with fish. I have tried both cod and salmon to make fish cakes using the same ingredients except for the crab meat. They are just as tasty and delicious.
Ro-Ri’s Crab Cakes
8 oz lump crab meat
2 cups soft breadcrumbs
½ cup vegenaise (or mayonnaise)
¼ cup red pepper, finely diced
2 tbsp green onions, finely sliced
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 tbsp canola oil for frying
In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, vegenaise (mayonnaise), red pepper, green onions, salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika. Gently stir in crab meat and mix well. Shape mixture into 8 small patties. Heat oil in a large skillet and cook crab cakes over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Have a bite…..
If you haven’t already noticed, I have been sharing some pictures on plants and flowers taken in and around the home. Photographing flowers is cool as the subject matter is so gorgeous to start with, with little to no work invested. Of course, there is the watering and tending to part, but you know what I mean. If only my food pictures look this way…sigh**.
It’s been lovely outside and the plants are all coming back nicely. Instead of taking pictures, I should probably be spending time making the yard look a bit more decent. After the spring thaw, it’s just a mess and seeds from those mature trees add to it! They are raining down on us and the worst is that they don’t all do it at the same time. The maples are almost done and it’s now the ashes’ turn. Then it’ll be those paper birch, followed by the worst of them all…the cottonwoods!! We can certainly look forward to back breaking yard work in the days ahead.
Now, back to today’s flower picture. I want to share this as it is the last flower for the season for this amazing plant. They say the difference between the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter cactus is when they bloom. Each is supposed to bloom near its respective holiday. I think this is the Thanksgiving one as it has pointy teeth between the segments. However, this wonderful plant not only blooms during Thanksgiving but continues through Christmas. It takes a short break and blooms again during Easter! The two inch long flowers cover the entire plant. It is pretty awesome!
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day!