Scoma’s Crab Cakes

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Recipe Courtesy Scoma’s Restaurant of San Francisco

Serves 4 – 6 people

Scoma’s Crab Cakes | Ingredients

1 lb crab meat
2 tbsp white onion
1 tbsp diced celery
1 tbsp diced pimento peppers
2 tsp diced parsley
3 eggs, whole, (pasteurized)
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning
2 pints Panko crumbs
2 tbsp mayonnaise

Procedure

Separate crab meat from crab legs and drain excess water. Chop white onions, celery, and pimento peppers to minced size. In large mixing bowl add minced vegetables, chopped parsley, and panko crumbs.

In a small bowl mix together lemon juice, whole eggs, and Old Bay seasoning until thoroughly incorporated. Add to the batter mixture.

Mix all above ingredients except crab meat by hand, adding more (or less) of the panko crumbs as needed to make the batter sticky but not moist. When the batter is thoroughly mixed, fold in crab leg meat, keeping the legs whole as possible. Shape mixture into patties two to three inches in diameter and 1⁄4 to 1⁄2-inch thick.

Cook in a non stick pan with a small amount of oil or butter until golden on both sides, for five to six minutes.

Serving Suggestion

Serve crab cakes on a bed of shredded lettuce with Scoma’s Crab Cake Sauce on the side.

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Scoma’s Crab Cake Sauce | Ingredients

2 tbsp small pieces of peeled and steamed potato
1/2 tsp chopped parsley
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
1 pinch paprika
1/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1/2 tsp lemon juice
3/4 pint mayonnaise
1 tbsp minced celery
1 tbsp minced white onions
1 tbsp sweet red pimientos

Clean the vegetables. Chop onion, celery, and sweet red pimientos in a blender to minced sizes. In the same blender, add chopped parsley, chopped garlic, paprika, Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, potato and mayonnaise. Pulse until blended. The sauce should be emulsified as a dressing.

To store leftovers, seal in a container. The sauce will last one week in the refrigerator.

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Kimberly Toms is a freelance writer, filmmaker, habitual road tripper and lover of all things travel. Life as a digital marketing and eCommerce consultant has allowed for pursuit of these poorly paying arts and hobbies, while life beyond the office continually beckoned to "get yer ass back on the road and into the wilderness." The wilderness is most often where you can find her.

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