I can make fish cakes. I can make black bean patties. I can even make eggplant cakes. But for some reason, whenever I try to make crab cakes, it turns in crab hash that tastes like crab cakes. Oh well, at least it still tastes good, right?
I’m not sure what the problem is. I have a slightly different recipe for these than my other cakes – it includes an egg, mayonnaise and mustard, but I make it the same consistency as the others, so theoretically, it should work as a crab cake. I would just bake them, but having that oh, so delicious, crispy crust is so important to me, and I feel like I wouldn’t be able to get it in the oven. I can’t figure out the problem – too many breadcrumbs? too few? more liquidy stuff needed? less? Anyone else have this problem?