Maine Crab Cakes & Tomatoes on Potato Puree

Maine Crab Cakes & Tomatoes on Potato Puree God, I have been so horny lately.
I mean just shameful thoughts.

I can’t talk about this with you?
Pushing the bounds of our relationship?

I mean I’ll skip over it for now, but at some point…
I’m just sayin’, at some point, I’m gonna have to talk about this.
Like it’s gonna come out..

You know what I think it is?
I think it’s because I’m hungry.
Horny and Hungry. The 2 biggest H’s in my life right now.
I know, I know, you’re not ready to talk about it. I get it.
But when I’m hungry, I get cranky.
You do too, even if you don’t realize it.

I started to get cranky on my way to work today.
Everyone’s been in this place before. Where you just start your day off cranky.
Sitting in your car.
In traffic.
Behind that dochebag that leaves 2½ carlengths in front of the other vehicle so yet another person has cut into your lane.
That’s your lane.
And your sitting there grabbing the steering wheel going;
You know what? In a perfect fucking world I would punch through this guys side window like the fucking terminator.

Grab him by his collar. Lift him high into the air until he’s trembling within an inch of his life.
Then leave him by the side of the road, get into his car while he’s mumbling to himself in the fetal position and barrel through the other cars in my lane.

Am I the only one who thinks shit like that?
Naaah. I know I’m not.
There’s other psychos out here.
I don’t want to have to start naming names..

After lunch though, I was as sweet as a nun.
But by the time I got home, I could feel the caveman DNA coming out again so decided to skip the gym and get to cookin’.

I had some Russet potatoes from the weekend so I grabbed those.
Saw some fresh lump crab meat in the corner of the ‘fridge so grabbed that too.
And at the last min, decided on the last container of cherry tomatoes because I knew I would need some color.

I was still into the thought of pureed potatoes after making Vichyssoise so I repeated that this time around which proved to be a great idea because it was the perfect partner to the crab cake.
2 thumbs up.
Way up.

Although I do have to apologize for not taking sufficient pictures of the preparation.
I was too busy cranking my neck on the phone with my girl Vana, giving her the blow-by-blow about my plan to get laid this weekend.


Maine Crab Cakes & Tomatoes on Potato Puree

What I Used

2 large Russet Potatoes. ½ cup diced Scallions (white & light green parts only). 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce. 1 cup diced Cherry Tomatoes. 16oz Fresh Lump Crab Meat (picked over for shells). 1 large Egg. ½ cup  Panko Breadcrumbs. 1tsp minced Garlic. 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika. Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper.

What I Did

First , preheat the oven to 400F.
Then shave and chop the potatoes in 1in cubes.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
Add the potatoes and cook until tender.
When tender, drain the potatoes.
In a blender, add the potatoes, 1 tbsp of butter and puree until smooth.
Set aside.

Cook the crab cakes the way I did here.
Put the crab in a large bowl.
Make sure there are no shells in it.
Then add in the diced scallions, 1 egg, ½ cup panko breadcrumbs, 1 tbsp smoked paprika and 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce.
Mix by hand.
Then form the crab mixture into a ball.
how to make crab cakesUsing the palm of your hand, flatten into a 1in thick patty.
Then heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan.
Saute the side down on med-high heat until golden brown.
Flip and do the same on the other side.
easy crab cakes recipeThen place in the oven for 10 mins to finish cooking.
maine crab cakesRemove from oven and set aside.

Before serving,
Dice the cherry tomatoes, about 1 cups worth and place in a small bowl.
Drizzle in 1 tsp olive oil.
Season with salt & pepper.

To serve:
Smear the potato puree on a plate.
Place one crab cake on top of another.
Top with the tomatoes.
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48 thoughts on “Maine Crab Cakes & Tomatoes on Potato Puree

  1. Love crab cakes. I sure hope you get yourself some sweet, sweet loving so all those drivers are once again safe. (Says me, who told my boys the other day that I needed to install a mini torpedo gun at the front of my car to blow up all those eejit drivers….I hadn’t had coffee yet, what can I say….)

  2. I fully sympathise, I have this feeling almost every day when I leave the office. I was even looking for boxing lessons- since yoga wouldn’t do the job- basically if you feel like punching someone else’s face, you just HAVE to let it out at some point 😀

  3. I likey. I like the crab cakes (which are on the top of my to do list) and I like your frankness. You’re welcome to share but just remember, that will encourage all of us weirdos to start sharing too… and if you thought we already were, shit it about to get real 🙂 🙂 😉

  4. The first sentence of this popped up on my email and I was already laughing before I clicked. Nicely done – I agree often and whole heartedly… And YES to being hangry. I absolutely get hangry. Pre-coffee is my most dangerous time though; I frequently invent whole new swear phrases, mostly involving brains and private parts being dismembered, for people who get in the way of my coffee.

  5. Dude, you cook like this and you aren’t getting laid? That’s insane. It should be illegal.

    I wish I had crab meat hiding in corners of my fridge.

    I never get cranky on my way to work, I get cranky when I’m at work. Usually, when this happens, I put on my headphones and listen to comedy. It’s awesome.

    The Koala told me something funny just before we fell asleep last night. He said another way to say “I’m hungry” is “My stomach is horny”. I burst out laughing and then fell asleep.

      1. Commence the chuckles!!!

        By the way I heard from a little birdie they were going to make a Pandora for porn. So you watch 1 video and up or down vote it and they’re all like…hey! I bet you’ll like this video….

        Now that sounds like a rabbit hole if I ever heard of one.

Go on, get it out..

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