It might be just me, but I love this Imitation Crab Meat, especially when I can get it for $3 or less for an 8 oz package.
I also love Crab Cakes, but I’m not crazy about the price for Crab Cakes or the price of real Crab Meat.
So I gotta go with the Imitation Crab Meat. I have often just chopped it up & fried it in butter, which is fine, but then I tried making Crab Cakes with it. They were good, but in order to get them to stick together I had to add too much of things other than the meat, which I hate to do with anything I make, and the same reason I don’t add a bunch of junk to my sausages & meat sticks!!
So I decided to try something new——“Poor Man’s Crab Cakes (Loose Mix)”
#1 Chop up one 8 ounce pack of Imitation Crab Meat.
#2 Mix the following dry ingredients:
1 TBS of Dry Bread Crumbs.
1 tsp of chopped Parsley
1/2 tsp of ground dry mustard.
Salt & Pepper to taste.
#3 Mix the following wet ingredients:
1 TBS Mayo or Miracle Whip.
A couple squirts of hot sauce (Like Franks).
Now Put 2 TBS of Butter in a Hot Frying Pan until melted.
Add the 8 ounces of chopped Imitation Crab Meat until lightly browned.
Mix until smooth the Dry #2 mix with the Wet #3 mix, and stir it all into the browning Imitation Crab Meat.
Keep stirring until all is browned and good & hot.
Move to Plate for eating, and put leftovers in lidded container for fridge & later heating in Nuke-U-Later.
Note: I could easily eat this whole batch, but I try to consume 1/3 of this per meal, as a side dish.
Mrs Bear also made some other Great Eats (Shown Below)
Thanks for Looking,
All The Ingredients:
Imitation Crab Meat chopped and ingredients all mixed:
Imitation Crab Meat in butter in pan:
All ingredients mixed & browned with Imitation Crab Meat:
Clockwise from top: Mashed Taters with Chicken Soup Gravy, Loose Poor-Man’s Crab Cake Mix, Shake & Bake Chicken Thigh, and Peas:
The rest of the “Loose Poor-Man’s Crab Cake Mix” to the Fridge to be Nuked for a few more meals: