Maryland Style Crab Cakes

2015-01-07 21.04.31It wouldn’t be a trip to Maryland without having something crab related! One night during my trip last week, my dad made crab cakes for us to have for dinner, and they were so incredibly easy to make (and delicious), I thought I’d share them with you!

Ingredients:2015-01-07 17.35.49

 2 slices of bread (your choice)

2 tbsp mayonnaise

2 tsp Old Bay seasoning

2 tsp parsley flakes

½ tsp yellow mustard

1 egg, beaten

1 lb crabmeat

 

Directions:2015-01-07 20.54.10

  1. Break up the 2 slices of bread into small pieces into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add your mayonnaise, Old Bay, parsley flakes, and mustard into mixing bowl with bread.2015-01-07 17.39.35
  3. In a separate bowl, add your egg and whisk it until the yolk and whites are mixed together.2015-01-07 17.40.53
  4. In your mixing bowl with all your other ingredients, add your 1 lb of crabmeat and beaten egg.2015-01-07 17.41.35 2015-01-07 17.42.29
  5. Fold the egg and crabmeat, and mixture of other ingredients together.2015-01-07 17.43.56
  6. Using your hands, form patties with the mixture.2015-01-07 17.47.37
  7. If you’re using a George Foreman grill, spray or butter your grill and then place down the patties and cook for 3 minutes, flipping, and then cooking for an additional 3 minutes. 2015-01-07 17.48.45 2015-01-07 17.50.532015-01-07 17.55.05You can also cook these in a skillet over medium heat, also cooking for 3 minutes, flipping, and cooking for an additional 3 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat, and enjoy! These can be eaten on buns as sandwiches, or alone with side options.2015-01-07 17.55.36 2015-01-07 17.56.30 2015-01-07 18.06.54

Let me know if you try out this recipe, and thanks for reading!  And thanks to my dad for sharing this recipe! 🙂

Bows and Arrows,

Lynda

Beer Brats & Sauerkraut

2014-10-07 22.45.33This is probably my boyfriend’s favorite recipe that I make, and he requests it for dinner often, so I thought it would be something easy to make that I could share with everyone! It is definitely full of flavor and doesn’t take long to make at all. Also, if you don’t like sauerkraut, you can still make these, minus the kraut, and substitute with some other side.

Ingredients: 2014-09-15 17.22.24

1 package of Beer Bratwurst, thawed (any brand is fine)

2 tbsp olive oil

½ yellow onion

1 can of light beer (I used Coors Light)

1 lb sauerkraut

Fennel and parsley for garnish

Time to make: 20 minutes

Serves: 2-4

 Directions:

Chop up ½ yellow onion and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat a small amount of olive oil and begin to brown onion over medium high heat.2014-09-15 17.24.41
Once onion starts to brown, add all bratwurst to skillet from package making sure each of them is fully touching the bottom of the pan.2014-09-15 17.26.57
Add a small amount of olive oil to the tops of each of the sausages.
Pour your beer from the can into the skillet until it reaches halfway up the sausage.2014-09-15 17.29.38
Once your beer begins to simmer (but not boil), reduce your heat to medium. Add a bit more beer to reach half way up the sausage again (some of it will have been absorbed).2014-09-15 17.37.29
In a strainer, drain your package of sauerkraut.2014-09-15 17.40.30
Once your beer begins to simmer again, add your package of sauerkraut to the skillet. Stir until all sauerkraut is warmed and serve.2014-09-15 17.43.49

Remember, sausage should be heated to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.2014-09-15 18.15.25

Try it out, and tell me what you think!

Bows and arrows,

Lynda