As temperatures continue to rise throughout Maryland, many residents are firing up their grills and planning their cookouts. While some will begin to prepare the traditional hamburger patties and hotdogs, other residents will begin searching for healthier alternatives for their cookout events.
Both hamburgers and hotdogs are cookout staples, but tend to be less healthy than other cookout selections. Between the buns used as a vessel and the condiments used to add flavor, the summer sandwiches tend to add unwanted calories to your diet. However, there are healthier alternatives to enjoy this summer instead of your traditional choices. Instead of a beef hamburger, choose a crab cake burger!
Once you have ordered and received your crab cakes from Box Hill, cook them in your oven instead of the grill to help them keep their shape. Once your crab cake is cooked, you can create your crab cake burger! Crab tends to contain less fat than a burger patty, so you have already reduced the amount of calories you will be consuming. If you are looking for other ways to reduce calories, consider replacing the bun of your crab cake burger with lettuce. Condiments would also be eliminated because your crab cake burger is already seasoned to perfection to help highlight the sweeter taste of the crab meat. If you need a little added flavor, sprinkle some Old Bay Seasoning atop your crab cake burger to complete your sandwich.
Not sure how to cook your crab cakes? Here are your 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.
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.