Firecracker Crab Cakes Recipe Reviews - (Pg. 1)
Photo by ellenmoriah
Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2011
It breaks my heart to give a bad review of a recipe someone took the time to post. But even though I followed the recipe (which took me closer to 40 minutes with the chopping and shredding), and rather than "cakes" I got "mush". The "heat" in this recipe comes from "spicy mayonnaise"... for which no recipe is given. I used a spicy mayo recipe I found elsewhere on the web but the "heat" disappeared in the mix. The "bunch of sliced green onions" turned out to be 2 cups worth. The same with the parsley. Once I mixed everything together, the mixture was on the runny-side, but I though it might gel in the 'fridge. But when it came time to cook them, the cakes began to fall apart on my spatula so I lifted them by hand and reformed them in the pan. I cooked them in two batches of 6, letting them cook a little longer on the first side, hoping for some cohesion. It didn't work. The end result resembles a crab-like stew, with flavors that overpower the subtle flavor of crab. I plan to add the mix to a salad or maybe a pasta dish. Were I to try this again, I'd increase the crab to 16 or 18 oz., add another egg and some flour, use just 1 c. sliced scallions and 1 c. chopped parsley. I'd also use regular mayo and add chili and/or cayenne and Tobasco sauce until the flavor reaches "spicy", and I wouldn't bother with the black beans. Unless something is missing from what's posted here, this recipe (unfortunately) doesn't make crab cakes worth the price of the crab.
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Cooking Level: Expert

Living In: Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2011
I made this last summer and really like it. Thank you Kelly
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