Baltimore

Bookmaker Salad

Ingredients: for the dressing: 3 tablespoons finely grated parmesan 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil tiny pinch salt freshly ground black pepper for the salad: 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped 1-pint cherry tomatoes, halved (I used an heirloom mix) 1/3 cup large Spanish pimento-stuffed olives […]

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Ingredients: for the filling: 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature 1/3 cup sugar 1 beaten egg 6 oz. mini  semisweet chocolate chips for the batter: 1 1/2 cups flour 1  cup sugar 1/3 cup cocoa 1  teaspoon baking soda 1 cup water 1/3 cup canola oil 1 1/2 teaspoon […]

Ultimate Hot Baltimore Crab Dip with Soft Pretzel Sticks

for the dip: Ingredients: 1 cup blue crab claw meat 1 cup lump blue crab meat 1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature 3⁄4 cup sour cream 1⁄4 cup Frank’s® RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce 2 1⁄2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 1⁄2 tablespoons Chesapeake Bay seasoning (Old Bay) 1⁄2 tablespoon Worcestershire […]

Baltimore-style Fried Oyster Po’Boys

Ingredients: for the oysters: 2 pints oysters 1 1/3 cup self-rising cornmeal mix 2/3 cup flour 1/4 cup Old Bay (low sodium okay) canola oil for frying for the Old Bay remoulade: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons dill relish 1 teaspoon Old Bay 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard (powder) juice […]

Crab Imperial

Ingredients: for the imperial 16 oz lump blue crab meat 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 teaspoon ground mustard (I like Colman’s) 2 tablespoons Old Bay 1 egg, beaten juice of 1/2 lemon topping: 1/2-3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs (I used cheese bread […]

Top Drawer Crab Cakes

Ingredients: 1 lb jumbo lump blue crab meat 1 slice of loaf brioche, torn into tiny pieces 1/2 teaspoon good quality dry mustard (like Colman’s) 1-2 tablespoons Old Bay (depends on how Baltimore you are) 1 egg 1/4 cup mayonnaise Directions: Heat 1/2-inch canola oil in a large skillet. In […]

The Cloak and Dagger Sandwich

Ingredients: 1 lb sliced corned beef (preferably hot/warm) 8 slices seeded rye or pumpernickel bread (or rye and pumpernickel swirl) Coleslaw: 1 cup shredded cabbage 1/2 carrot, shredded 1/2 small onion, shredded 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar […]

Baltimore-style Crab Cakes (the other way)

Ingredients: 3/4 lb blue crab meat* 15 saltines, crushed 1/2 teaspoon good quality dry mustard (like Colman’s) Old Bay to taste (I used less than usual because my crab was already seasoned) 1 egg 1/4 cup mayonnaise Directions: Heat 1/2-inch canola oil in a large skillet. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients […]

Old Bay Crab Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 6 hard boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped chives 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay blue crab for garnish (I used leftover meat from steamed crabs) Directions: Place the yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, chives and Old Bay in a mini chopper […]