Nothing says summer more than delicious crab cakes with all the fixings. However, not all sides are created equal—some things just weren’t meant to be eaten as sides with crab cakes. Choosing the right pairings can make or break your meal, so how do you make your guests happy with your delicious summer feast? We have some sides for you to try!
Roasted Potatoes and Veggies
We love roasted red potatoes with a bit of crumbled bacon, garlic, and butter as one of your sides with crab cakes. Grab a pan, melt some butter and add cooked halved potatoes and you’ll have a mouthwatering side in about 8 minutes. Same with veggies, except you can roast them in the oven while making your cakes.
Corn Chowder or Fritters
The best of all veggies as one of your sides with crab cakes is corn! Corn is in season and sweet all summer long, meaning it fits right in with crab cakes or if you’re picking crabs. Corn chowder makes a great side with some crusty bread. Fritters are made with pancake batter in a skillet. Fry them in a bit of oil until they’re golden brown and crisp, and you’ll see them fly off of your serving platter.
Hushpuppies are very easy to make and taste excellent with any type of seafood, especially with crab cakes! These bite-size cornmeal dough balls are deep-fried until golden brown- making them sweet, salty, and crispy.
Cole Slaw or Chickpea Salad
Sometimes, the perfect sides with crab cakes are served cold when it’s hot outside. Now would be the ideal time to showcase your prized family coleslaw recipe or make it quick with some shredded cabbage mix from the store! Chickpea salad has cool, refreshing veggies like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and avocado with some tangy vinaigrette dressing. Unlike lettuce salads, this will keep for days!
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!