A variation of the fishcake, crab cakes are an immensely popular dish made of crab meat (duh-uh!) mixed with other ingredients like mayonnaise, eggs, breadcrumbs, et al. Usually served with a side of salad or fries (depending whether you’re at a fine dine or diner), the crab cakes are somewhat like cutlets, only fancier. Also, unlike a cutlet, which is usually deep-fried, crab cakes can be grilled, baked, pan-fried and broiled as well.
Crab cakes are fairly easy to cook and make for excellent appetizers if served as small bite-sized nibbles; and can even be the perfect meal when had with a portion of sides. Make a batch of your own following this recipe.