Baked Crab Cake (Bear Style)

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by bearcarver, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Baked Crab Cake (Bear Style)

    I always hated when my Crab Cakes fall apart anywhere from while I’m making them until they get to my plate.
    So I figured why not make them into one large cake in a pan, instead of having to form individual patties. Then cut them into whatever serving size I want after they’re all done.
    This really works Great, and you don’t even have to get your hands into the mix at all.

    So I took a bunch of Pictures for you guys, and recorded everything I can think of that I did:

    Ingredients:
    1 LB Crab Meat
    1 Egg
    2 TBS Mayo (Miracle Whip)
    1 TBS Yellow Mustard
    1 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
    1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
    1/3 Cup of Crushed “Cheez-its”
    3 TBS Butter

    Instructions:
    In a mixing bowl, combine & mix all ingredients except Crab Meat & Butter. Fold in Crab Meat. Transfer to foil pan & spread evenly in pan. Melt and spoon Butter on surface, and place in 375° oven until Golden Brown, and at least 165° IT (about 25 to 30 minutes).

    I like to cut into 6 servings.

    Thanks for looking,

    Bear



    Everything needed to make this Crab Cake:
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    Close-up of the ingredients:
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    Everything mixed well except the Crab Meat:
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    Folding Crab Meat into the mix:
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    Coat the bottom of foil pan with Butter:
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    Transfer mixture into foil pan, and spread evenly:
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    Spoon melted butter on the top, and put in Oven (I like my Toaster Oven).
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    Remove from 375° oven when golden brown & at least 165° IT (about 25 to 30 minutes):
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    First cut of Crab Cake went real good with my Breaded Pork Cutlets (with Gravy) and “Red Beet Juice Pickled Egg”:
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    The rest of the Crab Cake Cuts to go with near future meals:
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    Last edited: Oct 15, 2017
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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks real good Bear! I love crab cakes! Your pork & eggs look great too!  Nice plate. [​IMG]

    We have one that's mostly crab with, onion,garlic, butter, a little lemon & Ritz crackers.

    Cast iron skillet on the grill.

    Expensive, but good once in a while.

    Al
     
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  3. Looks great John, I do love Crab Cakes,  What !!  No Onions ??    I know,   Nice job   [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  4. Great idea bear. Crab cake R&D at it's best. Like the addition of the Cheez its. Would make
    great hors d'oeuvres.
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    John I would be all over that I do a fish dish with the Cheese Its Points

    Richie
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Miracle Whip!?! This is Hellman's territory![​IMG]  Looking good Sir...JJ
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah that & Crab comes in cans????? Say it isn't so!
     
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yeah...You Westies got it made! Dungeness is some great eating...JJ
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Have to take out a loan to buy any right now. Dungeness was $5.99/# a few weeks ago. Now it's $15.99/#. That's $45-50 per crab!
     
  10. krooz

    krooz Smoke Blower

    Darn good looking eats right there. I always like your "how to do's" Bear!
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Al !!

    I very seldom buy this stuff, but it was on sale for $12.

    Thanks for the points too.

    Bear
    Every area has it's Perks.

    You can get fresh Crab, I can get fresh Deer every year.

    Thanks for..............

    Bear
     
  12. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Bear, Great tutorial and awesome looking cakes ![​IMG]
     
  13. Sorry John , I said I was giving you a point, but forgot, I fixed that.  I wounder about me sometimes. ???     Anyway those looked great I wish I had a pan of those right now.

             BTW    it got to 80º today, middle of Feb.  Go figure ??

    Gary
     
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My thought exactly.... Crabs in a can... what will they think of next?  And I was amazed with smoked oysters in a can. 
     
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great idea Bear.... I have a hard time getting a crab cake to all hold together. its either to wet or two dry. This is a great idea.

    We have blue crabs all the time, and they are not very expensive. Of course it is Valentines weekend. All of ours (from the store) come refrigerated, don't think I've ever seen a can.

    Great idea for something different.  [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Buddy!!

    LOL---No Onions.

    And Thanks for the Points.

    Bear
    Thank You Wimpy!!

    Bear
     
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Richie!!

    And Thanks for the Points!!

    Bear
    Thanks Jimmy!!

    Sorry---We find Mayo too Bland.

    Bear
     
  18. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great,I really like the pan idea!
     
  19. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Down here, Blue Plate is the only accepted mayo.  Good looking crab cakes Bear!

    Mike
     
  20. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Amazing Bear, I have to try these. Crab cakes are one of my favorite foods.

    Awesome!

    [​IMG]
     

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