While crab cakes are traditionally associated with the area around the Chesapeake Bay, they have become popular the world over. These are Baltimore style crab cakes with the traditional use of Old Bay Seasoning for flavor and Saltine crackers as a binder. We omitted the final dredge in breadcrumbs and pan fry in our own extra virgin olive oil. This meal comes together in minutes and the leftovers can be frozen and reheated!
In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, saltines, mayonnaise, mustard, Old Bay Seasoning, pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, scallions, salt and pepper, and blend well. Add the crab meat, folding it in lightly without breaking it up.
Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions. Shape them into hamburger-like patties.
Heat approximately 2 tablespoons of the Colavita olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sauté the crab cakes 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Add more Colavita olive oil to the pan if necessary. Drain on paper towels immediately.
Serve with lemon wedges, cornichons and tartar sauce.
Serving Size 12