The mid-Atlantic coast is a region filled with fishing boats, oyster roasts, rolling tides, bald eagles and lighthouses – the whole picturesque nine yards. If you’re lucky enough to grow up there then crab feasts and crabcakes would be a normal, everyday events for your family.
This crabcake recipe is for Maryland-style crabcakes. Other crabcakes contain a lot of filler ingredients to help the patty stick together, but in the mid-Atlantic, the opposite is preferred. The crab meat takes center stage (as it should!) and everything else in the cake is just a compliment. A little mayo, mustard and herbs and spices for flavor, an egg and a touch of flour for binding. The cakes are then broiled for a quick and easy meal fit for a king.
The Creamy Herb Sauce on the side is equally delicious, so make sure to save any extra for later. It makes a great salad dressing, veggie dip or sauce for seafood, chicken or beef.