Crab Cakes from Maryland Governor's Kitchen
66 mins (prep 60, cooking 6)
9 ingredients
4 servings
Diet-conscious Eastern-shore style, showcases the natural sweetness of Blue Claw Crabs with the minimum of filler and extra ingredients. Derived from MIL's newspaper clipping, her favorite crab cake with minimum of spice. This was from Maryland Governor Tawe's cook. For saltine crumbs, may substitute 2 slices of decrusted white bread broken into small pieces, or use 1/4 cup panko crumbs. I dared to vary from my mother-in-law's crab cakes by substituting saltine crackers for the traditional white bread and then serve her a "renegade" cake; this one variation was deemed by her as possibly better. She sneered at the addition of Old Bay seasoning. It is vital to have freshly steamed blue claw crab meat to achieve superior results. If you are not so fortunate as to live between North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and you use Phillip's crab meat from Costco, be aware that you are using Asian blue swimming crab which lacks the sweetness; in that case, I would recommend adding 1/2-1 teaspoon dried horseradish and 1/2-3/4 teaspoon lemon juice to add some pizazz. I find that canola oil "falls off" the crab cakes, and prefer frying my crab cakes. Preparation time includes 1 hour refrigeration prior to cooking.

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Serving Size (155.36 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 412.43 Calories from Fat 325.17
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36.13g 222.32%
Saturated Fat 3.11g 62.12%
Trans Fat 0.12g %
Cholesterol 47.63mg 63.5%
Sodium 984.99mg 164.16%
Total Carbohydrate 1.12g 1.49%
Dietary Fiber 0.44 g 7.08%
Sugars 0.07 g %
Protein 20.94g 167.52%
Vitamin A 215.24IU% Vitamin C 11.1mg%
Calcium 67.21mg% Iron 1.28mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
saltine crumbs