Make-You-Wanna-Holler Maryland Crab Cakes

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Maryland Crab CakesPatti La Belle joined the folks at Good Morning America in 1999 to show them how she made Maryland Crab Cakes. So good they Make-You-Wanna-Holler!


3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over to remove cartilage
1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce
seasoned salt
freshly ground pepper
Lemon wedges


1.In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.

2. Add the crabmeat and sprinkle on the bread crumbs. Pour the egg and hot pepper sauce on top. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Using your hands, gently mix, being careful not to break up the crabmeat any more than necessary. Form the mixture into 6 patties, about 3 inches in diameter. Place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour (this helps the crab cakes hold together).

3. Position the rack about 6 inches from the source of heat and preheat the broiler. Lightly grease the broiler pan. In a small saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of the butter. Place the crab cakes in the broiler pan and brush the tops with the melted butter.

4. Broil the crab cakes until the tops are golden brown, about 4 minutes. Turn and continue broiling until the other side is golden brown, about 4 minutes. Serve hot, with the lemon wedges.

Makes 3 servings

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