Thursday, April 11, 2013

Crab Cakes With Tartar Sauce

                        Crab Cakes Anyone?

1 Pound crab meat, picked free of shells
1/4 Cup butter or margarine 
1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
1 Cup of milk
1/2 Teaspoon dry mustard
2 Teaspoons of water
1 Teaspoon of lemon juice
1 1/4 Teaspoons of salt
1/2 Teaspoon pepper
1/2 Teaspoon finely chopped onion
1 Large egg, beaten with one tablespoon of milk
Fine dry bread crumbs
cooking oil
Melt butter in a small saucepan, stir in flour cook until mixture bubbles around the side of pan. Remove from heat and add 1 cup of milk gradually, cook stirring constantly, over low heat until smooth and thick, set aside.  Mix mustard with water and let stand for flavor to develop while preparing remaining ingredients.
Break up crab meat and add it to the sauce along with salt, pepper, onion, and lemon juice. Mix well. Shape into 8 patties 1/2inch thick and 3 inches in diameter. Roll in bread crumbs, then in egg and then in crumbs again. Let patties stand for a few minutes to set crumbs. Deep fry in cooking oil at  375 degrees of brown in  shallow hot fat in heavy skillet. Drain on paper towels.          

                        Tartar Sauce
  1 cup mayonnaise
  2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  1 Tablespoon of minced onion
  2 Tablespoon of sweet relish
  Salt and pepper 

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sweet relish, and minced onion. Stir in lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
                  Make a Sandwich and enjoy!

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