I’m not sure why, but growing up I always considered crab cakes to be a Southern thing.
But, crab cakes are mainly associated with places like Chesapeake Bay, not the South. Don’t hate my ass, but I don’t consider Maryland being in the South.
So, I pulled up the Mason-Dixon line and Maryland is right below it. Apparently Maryland is technically in the South!
I just don’t consider Baltimore “Southern”. To me that’s like saying Birmingham, Alabama is “Mid Atlantic”. If you’re living in a state that is literally right below Pennsylvania, your ass is obviously not in the SOUTH.
I mean, WTF.
These can be finicky little things to make; sometimes they fall apart without enough “stuff”; i.e., mayo or egg. Sometimes they’re dry.
Yes, they can be assholes.
You just have to play around with it and come up with the right balance of wet/dry. But, the most important part to me is the dipping sauce. And when it comes to Remoulade sauce, I have to have mustard seeds. I have no idea why; but I have it in my head that it’s necessary. I will have it no other way.
The hot sauce is an absolute necessity.
They may be a pain in the ass, but they’re so worth it.
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