There’s a famous line about how “crab cakes and football, that’s what Maryland does!” As true as that is, it’s not the only thing Maryland does well. It’s hockey season again, and if you’re a fan of the fastest and most aggressive game on ice, you’re probably thrilled that this new campaign allows fans back in the stands. Why do we make this connection? Because it’s easy to associate hastily-made crab cakes with hockey pucks. But that is misleading and, frankly, unfair to crabs and the tasty meals you can get out of them. Don’t send your curiosity to the penalty box! Here are some common questions we can answer for you!
Should I Fry or Bake?
This query looks like a good place to start. Let’s suppose you want to surprise your spouse or family member for a spur-of-the-moment meal. Well, since the crab cakes you make in the kitchen might take longer than you expected, we have a solution! You can pick some up from us via curbside delivery, or you can come in and take them out. Either way, the choice is yours – and you can come to join us in our dining room, too, if you want!
What’s the Difference?
Most cakes are pan-fried to make them even crispier. Baking makes them nice and mouthwateringly brown, though. And yes, in many cases, the crab cakes are broiled in the kitchen before being brought to your table. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how you want to cook them!
Is There a Good Substitute for Mayo?
Mayonnaise isn’t for everyone. Until you find the right brand, you will actively avoid it as much as you can. But when crab cakes are on the menu, you might not have a choice in the matter. Luckily, there are vegan options available. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, you can try using plain whole milk yogurt, sour cream, or cottage cheese instead!
COSTAS INN IS YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION FOR THE BEST CRABS IN BALTIMORE!
Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!
You may recognize our restaurant 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 and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine 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! Of course, 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!
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