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Ritzy Crab Cakes

Restuarant-worthy Baltimore lump crab cakes with little filler and a secret ingredient–Ritz crackers! 

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 […]

Cornmeal Battered Soft Crabs with Old Bay Corn Grits

Ingredients: for the crabs: 4 soft crabs, cleaned 2 cups milk 1 egg 1 1/2 cup flour 1 cup self-rising cornmeal mix 2-3 tablespoons Old Bay, divided use freshly ground black pepper for the grits: 1 cup yellow stone-ground grits 3 cup water or chicken stock 1/3 cup grated Gouda […]

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 […]

Upcycled Crab, Tomato, Cucumber + Mozz Salad

Ingredients: 1/3-1/2 cup leftover blue crab meat (from 3 large crabs) 10 fresh mozzarella pearls 1/2 pint grape tomatoes 1 cucumber, chopped 2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped basil 1 tablespoon fennel fronds sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Toss all ingredients together until thoroughly combined. My […]

Shrimp and Crab Stuffed Artichokes

Ingredients: 2 large artichokes, streamed*, and halved 1/2 lb shrimp, chopped 1/2 lb blue crab claw meat 2 sprigs’ worth fresh thyme leaves 4 oz diced crimini mushrooms 1 shallot, minced 1/4 cup dry white wine or seafood stock 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/4 cup bread crumbs salt freshly ground […]

Crab-Broccoli Quiche with an Old Bay-Cheddar Crust

Ingredients: for the crust: Ingredients: 1 cup King Arthur flour 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/4 cup grated Cabot Alpine cheddar 2-4 tablespoons ice water 1 teaspoon Old Bay filling: 1 small head broccoli,cut into small florets 1 1/2 cup lump blue crab* 1 small onion 3/4 […]

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 […]