Crab cakes are commonly enjoyed up and down the east coast of the United States. They are not overly complicated to make; however, many restaurants get it wrong. In order to make the perfect crab cake, there are a few essential ingredients and the steps one needs to follow. Here is what you need to know!
Plenty of Crab
Is it possible to have too much crab inside of a crab cake? The answer is absolutely not! A good crab cake should have ample amounts of crab! As the name would suggest, crab is the central component. You need to have a good balance between the amount of crab and bread crumbs. All too often, restaurants will use too much bread crumb and ruin the crab cake. You won’t receive good results if you are cheap with the amount of crab you use in them. Costas Inn’s crab cakes are always made with substantial amounts of crab. This is one of the reasons why our customers keep coming back for them!
A crab cake requires a good amount of seasoning. We at Costas Inn use our very own spice blend for our crab cakes. Crab is delicious on its own; however, with the proper seasoning, it can be taken to the next level. With that said, seasoning is is an absolute must for crab cakes!
How To Shape and Handle
Crab Cakes need to be shaped into balls. Many people make the mistake of shaping them into flat discs. Also, a crab cake should be formed rather loosely. You want them to be delicate after they are cooked. You also do not want to use too much binder because it will take away from the amazing flavor of the crab.
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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 anytime 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, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube!