Thursday, July 21, 2011

Crabby Patties

Life is simple. It is our expectations that seem to complicate everything.

For dinner all you need is the right bottle of white or rose, summer, crab cakes and chipotle mayonnaise.

For each pound of crab you will need:
one egg
1 tsp seafood seasoning
two tablespoons mayo
two tablespoons sour cream
1/3 cup bread crumbs
half a bell pepper (red, orange or yellow, they're so much more festive than pedestrian green)
Minced chives (optional, adds a nifty bit of color)
season responsibly.

Mince your bell pepper and sautee in a tablespoon of butter until soft.  Cool.
Mix all of the above ingredients together.  Form into manageable patties, about  a tablespoon or saute, and
saute briefly until browned on both sides.  Serve on a bed of arugula.  If you don't like chipotle mayo blend some wasabi into a tablespoon of mayo and sour cream.  Kapow! 


  1. Uh--full disclosure--I buy the reasonably-priced chilled canned crab at TJ's--

  2. Gretchen only uses fresh, but she doesn't judge you.

  3. After you've been judged by your teenagers and found wanting, really, it's all water off my back. However, I may send Inez Leon to stalk her.

  4. Your patties sound amazingly tasty! :) Next time the family wants crab meat, I will push your recipe forward and see how it goes. :D Thanks!

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  5. This looks like a real winner. I'm putting this on my recipe board.

  6. thanks J and S--hope you try them out!