Crab cakes aren’t for everyone. It’s possible that your dining companion could prefer salmon cakes instead. Even if that is true, it just means that there are more crab cakes for you to savor. If you love to eat crab cakes, then treat yourself to some of this information that will get your appetite going.
The Birthplace of Crab Cakes
Although crab cakes have spread out all over the country, it is generally thought that the watershed around the Chesapeake Bay gave rise to the first generation of crab cakes. It wasn’t until the 1930s, when Crosby Gaige wrote down a crab cake recipe, that it became recognized as a delicacy. However, that doesn’t mean that crab cakes weren’t already being consumed before then. Adding fillers helped thicken the cakes and make the meal more satisfying in a time when food was scarce, and meals had to be inventive.
Some Different Types of Meat
The right crab meat makes the crab cake stand out; nowadays, the less filler there is, the better. Plus, with many customers concerned about food allergies to wheat, being considerate enough to consider non-gluten based breadcrumbs can also help your business go up. Jumbo lump meat is the best for forming a crab cake. Even so, regular lump and claw meat can still make for something tasty and unexpected.
The Seasoning Makes A Difference
While every Marylander has their favorite seasonings for crab and crab-derived dishes, here at Costas Inn, we have our in-house blend. We believe that the right seasoning can make all the difference in the world. Come in and taste our famous crab cakes and you’ll find out why!
Don’t Forget the Sides
Different cakes need different sides, and experimenting can go a long way towards keeping the experience fresh. French fries are a popular offering, but so are salads, coleslaw, and even hot rolls.
YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!