Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I usually plan to have one challenging thing (or one annoying thing) per day. Today's challenge was to try to make Crab Cakes using a recipe claiming to be like Joe's Crab Shack. I like Joe's Crab Shack, and I had a pound of crab meat. I didn't have Old Bay Seasoning. So I looked up a recipe for that and didn't have all the ingredients for it, so I put a dash of everything I had that was in that recipe. Then I started substituting so the patty itself would be on my diet (Atkins). I'd been planning this for a while. I had saved end-of-loaves from low-carb bread so I tried making my bread crumbs. That turned out all right, but not as easy as I had envisioned. Then I used peanut oil to fry the patties. I had to put a couple more eggs in the mixture so the crab and stuff would make a patty. And I used crushed pork rinds instead of flour. So I made them and Larry said they were good. I do understand that he doesn't really like crab cakes all that much. But he was willing to eat them. I thought they were OK. I didn't throw them away, but I don't know that I'll make them again.