Sunday, May 22, 2016

Best-Ever Crab Cakes

I found both of the recipes on Pinterest. You can find it Here I also found the recipe for fried onion rings on Pinterest, Here

I did not allow the crabcakes to rest for 1 hour.  I made 1/2 of the recipe and they were delicious.  This will be repeated at the Edwards' house.

Ingredients for the Crabcakes

Crabcakes/Onion Rings
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
large eggs, lightly beaten
1 pound lump crabmeat, picked
2/3 cup panko
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons butter


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Gently stir in crab, panko, and parsley. Shape mixture into 12 (3-inch) patties, pressing gently to flatten. Place patties on a baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
2. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 6 patties to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove crab cakes from pan; repeat with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and remaining 6 patties.

Ingredients for the onion rings

1 vidalia onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup flour
1 egg
1/2 cup milk


Peel and cut the onion into slices and then separate into rings. I like them fairly thin.  Mix the flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a shallow pan, like a cake pan. Beat the egg and milk in a separate shallow pan.
Dip the rings in flour, then egg/milk mixture and then back in the flour.  I fried mine in a fry daddy, but you could also use a cast iron skillet with plenty of oil. When cooked to desired golden brown, place on paper towels to drain and lightly salt. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

German Chocolate Cake with Butterscotch Icing

I wish you could have seen this cake about 30 minutes before I took this picture. I had decided not to publish because the top layer kept falling. It was an ugly sight.  Fortunately, this makes a ton of icing. It set up while in the refrigerator and I was able to
move it. Not beautiful, but acceptable, and it tastes great. Just don't make it the first time for a bake sell. You can find the recipe
Here  The ( ) are my notes.

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