March 22, 2012 |
If you ask 10 people for the best crab cake recipe, you'll get 10 different answers. One person I know uses the recipe on the can of Old Bay Seasoning - called a classic Maryland-style crab cake - a mix of crab meat, mayo, mustard, Old Bay, an egg, and parsley flakes. Some recipes call for hot red pepper sauce (Tabasco), Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. To bind the cakes, use egg and mayonnaise. Some recipes also call for dredging the crab cakes in bread crumbs, cracker meal, or panko before pan-frying or broiling.
April 28, 2011 |
Nigella, Jamie, Martha et al. get most of the attention when it comes to talking about recipe expertise. But for many Americans, there's no higher authority than the back of the box, and food-trend observer Phil Lempert says more producers should be taking advantage of that. "Companies should be changing up their recipes on the back of packages," says Lempert, known as the "Supermarket Guru. " "So many consumers are bored with their food. They're trying new recipes. " Still, with customers often wildly loyal to old favorites, companies tend to proceed cautiously.
May 14, 1986 |
Crab cakes can be one of the most delicious seafood preparations around. Unfortunately, too many cooks adulterate the sweet crabmeat with bread crumbs and other fillers. We have concocted our crab cakes so that the fresh flavor of the crab really stars. There's only enough binding to allow the delicate seafood to be molded into patties, which are then brushed with beaten egg and bread crumbs before being sauteed to a golden crispness. To accentuate the lush flavor of the crab, we've also developed a recipe for a piquant mustard sauce, which is a wonderful contrast to the crab cakes.
September 5, 2000 |
Once you tasted Ann Ott's deviled crab cakes, brother, you were hooked. "She made the best crab cakes in the world," said Joe Ott, one of her eight children. "Everybody raved about them. More than one of my uncles wanted to open a bar and sell Mrs. Ott's crabcakes. " So, what was the special ingredient? "I don't know. They just tasted good. " Ann E. Ott, a Northeast Philadelphia businesswoman who read romance novels, was active with her church and enjoyed several trips to her parents' hometown in Ireland, died on Friday of complications from a stroke at Burlington County Hospital in New Jersey.
February 21, 2008 |
Bobby Chez, familiar to New Jerseyans for crab cakes and other takeout seafood, is slowly rolling out a more ambitious location, at the Shops at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills (100 Evergreen Dr., 610- 358-5020). Louanne Simpson, whose background is managing for such chains as Boston Market and the Ground Round, operates Bobby Chez's Cafe under a contract with Chez owner Robert Sliwowski. For now, the cafe and takeout portion are open Tuesdays through Sundays from lunchtime through dinnertime; a liquor license, expected in a month, will bring the opening of its bar and dining area.
October 16, 2008
Q: Is there a difference between calamari and squid? My whole family enjoys fried calamari and I was told that they are interchangeable. I use a mixture of egg and bread crumbs, dipping the calamari in egg first, then bread crumbs. Is there another method for crispy calamari? - Julie V. A: The word calamari is the plural for calamaro , which is the Italian word for squid. So anyone who hasn't had too many alcoholic beverages along with their calamari would obviously think that since calamari is the Italian word for squid, they must be one in the same.
October 3, 1994 |
T-shirts at the Media Food Festival yesterday proclaimed Media "Everybody's Hometown. " Who could argue? Not the hundreds lured by live music, arts and crafts from a five-state area, and food, food, food - from crab cakes to sushi to homemade bruschetta and more.
March 1, 2013 |
MAYBE the crab cakes will taste better in the slammer. Robert "Bootsie" Verrecchia pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping reputed Philadelphia mob underboss Joseph "Mousie" Massimino run video-poker machines and a sports bookmaking operation at Lou's Crab Bar, a now-defunct South Philly seafood restaurant whose fare was described as "horrible" by an online reviewer. Verrecchia, 43, whom prosecutors identified as a mob "associate," will be sentenced by U.S District Judge Eduardo Robreno in June.
August 22, 2001 |
Since Patrice Rames opened Bistro St. Tropez at 2400 Market St. 10 years ago, the Galette sandwich has been on the menu. In French, "galette" means a round, flat cake, but at Bistro St. Tropez it means a tasty crab cake sandwich - the kind even the most finicky of crab cake judges approve. Case in point: One of the restaurant's regular lunch customers was tired of her Baltimore friend's endlessly disparaging comments about the lack of decent crab cakes in Philly restaurants. So the customer brought her friend to the Bistro and since then the Baltimore-dweller has been converted, stopping by for a Galette whenever she is in Philadelphia.
February 2, 2012 |
A small piece of Lower Bucks County's popular culture was formally lost to nature Wednesday. The Valley Stream Inn, a popular restaurant known for its crab cakes, Sunday brunch, and scenic views of the Neshaminy Creek, now is set for demolition. The county commissioners approved the $230,000 purchase with federal funds to preserve the 3.5-acre low-lying tract as open space. The landmark, built in 1956, got flooded several times over the years but always reopened. It closed for good in September, after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee flushed the creek over its banks twice in two weeks, said Bill Mitchell, executive director of the Department of Parks and Recreation.