When it comes to crab cakes, knowing the best way to prepare them can make all the difference — especially in Maryland. In fact, making the best crab cakes around is easier than you may think. Here are some helpful tips to encourage you to give crab cake making a try.
Never Skimp On The Crab
The more crab meat you have, the better. In fact, there is ultimately no such thing as too much crab meat when it comes to a crab cake. The reality is, some of the very best crab cakes are the ones that contain those large chunks of crab meat. That’s what makes them so delectable and mouthwatering. These large pieces of crab meat are full of flavor as well.
Careful With The Filler
Ideally, you incorporate just a tiny bit of filler. In fact, for the best crab cakes in town, you will want to avoid going heavy with any filler ingredients. This means, avoid using too much mayonnaise to keep your crab cakes together. While they’ll need a little bit to ensure they stick together, going overboard can ruin a delicious crab cake. Additionally, having a light hand with the breadcrumbs can also make a huge difference.
Be Sure To Keep It Together
Ideally, having the mixture sit in the fridge for a few hours before making the crab cakes can be the hidden gem to ensuring your crab cakes are delicious. In fact, chilling your crab cake mixture in the refrigerator is the best way to ensure your crab cakes stick together successfully before you stir-fry them.
Always Be Gentle
When it comes to mixing ingredients, the key to a mouthwatering crab cake is to be gentle with the mixture. In fact, the last thing you want is to have big chunks of crab meat demolished into tiny chunks. Ideally, you simply take a light hand with the mixture of your ingredients to encourage the large chunks of meat to stay as large clumps. The reality is, the gentler you can be with the mixture, the better your crab cakes will be.
COSTAS INN: 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!