If the state of Maryland could be summarized into one food it would be the Maryland blue crab. Eating crabs is a right of passage in Maryland, but why spend all that time and money doing all the work to get a small amount of crabmeat when you can have it perfectly seasoned and shaped into a patty full of delicious crabmeat. The Maryland crab cake is the perfect way to honor the blue crab legacy in Maryland while eating a delectable and filling meal without hammering through a layer of shell to get a fraction of the meat.
There is truly no place to eat a crab cake than Maryland. So makes the Maryland Crab Cake the best?
You never know what you’re going to get…
But you know it’s going to be good. When you’re in Maryland the crabs itself are fresher as they’re native to the Chesapeake Bay so naturally the crab cakes are also going to taste better. The Maryland blue crab is the key to any good crab cake and establishments outside of Maryland just don’t have the luxury of using the best all the time.
Seasoning is the like the cherry on top of sundae. Just like a sundae wouldn’t be complete without a cherry, Maryland crab cakes wouldn’t be complete without seasoning and lots of flavor. This usually means lots and lots of Old Bay, another Maryland delicacy that has expanded in popularity all over the country. The Maryland crab cake has a kick to it and that hint of spiciness makes it stand out as the best of the best crab cakes.
What’s in a Maryland crab cake?
No two crab cakes are alike, but they all have the same basic components. The first step in making the perfect Maryland crab cake is to soak the bread that will construct the patty in milk. This gives it a creamy taste and a soft texture. Instead of bread many Marylanders instead use crackers in their crab cakes. With your choice of bread or crackers add lots of crab meat, mayonnaise, mustard, your pick of vegetables (typically celery, onion, or green peppers), and spices of your choice. Worcestershire sauce is another staple in a good crab cake so do not forget that along with your Old Bay to taste. Once all your ingredients are mixed together stir in a beaten egg to hold everything together. Then fry away!
Too much work or maybe you don’t have access to enough crab meat? No problem! Talk to the Maryland crab cake experts at Box Hill.
Located in Abingdon, Maryland, our crab cakes are available year round and can be ordered online to be shipped straight to your front door. Order online here or call us at (410)-515-3662. If you ever have any questions or comments about Box Hill or our Maryland crab cakes, use our contact form here.
Once your crab cakes arrive just follow these simple steps!
- For 8-10 minutes, preheat your over at a temperature of 425 degrees.
- Use a pan without grease, using only a small amount of butter or water to cook your crab cakes on.
- Cook crab cakes for about 20 minutes, depending on your oven. Crab cakes should be firm and have a golden brown top with an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
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