Maryland vs Louisiana Crab Cakes - Boxhill Crabcakes


Maryland vs Louisiana Crab Cakes

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What’s the difference between Louisiana and Maryland crab cakes?

While we may like to believe that Maryland crab cakes are the only type of crab cakes out there, there are actually a few different kinds. We know that Maryland crab cakes are the best, of course, but have you ever wondered what makes them different than other crab cakes?

Louisiana Style Crab Cakes

Louisiana style crab cakes aren’t as different as you may initially think, as they use the same Blue Crabs that are in Maryland cakes. However, the style of cooking is a little different. Their cakes are floured, then covered in an egg wash and breadcrumbs. Additionally, Louisianians like to include spices in their cakes, especially Cajun spice and hot sauce. This creates a crunchy and flavorful outer layer. The crab cakes aren’t deep fried but instead are fried in a pan with oil.

Maryland Crab Cakes

While the question of what truly makes a Maryland crab cake is debated among natives, everyone can agree that the main ingredient needed is the Maryland Blue Crab. Since blue crabs are most abundant in this area, it ensures that crab cakes are made with the freshest meat- another requirement for a real Maryland crab cake.

Within the scope of Maryland crab cakes comes two different styles- restaurant or boardwalk. Restaurant style cakes are more gourmet and are made with large chunks of crab meat so it the crab is the main focus. Boardwalk style cakes are filled with smaller chunks of crab, egg, breadcrumbs, and seasoning- Old Bay, of course. They are breaded and usually deep-fried to create a crusted outer layer with a delicious and soft filling.

So there you have it- Louisiana style crab cakes aren’t so different from Maryland crab cakes after all, (although we all know who the clear winner is!) Next time you’re craving a classic Maryland crab cake, come on down to Box Hill or place an order online!

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We are located in Abingdon, Maryland, and our crab cakes are available year-round! If you ever have any questions or comments about Box Hill or our Maryland crab cakes, use our contact form here.

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