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.
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.
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.
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.
Using 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.
Then place in the oven for 10 mins to finish cooking.
Remove from oven and set aside.
Dice the cherry tomatoes, about 1 cups worth and place in a small bowl.
Drizzle in 1 tsp olive oil.
Season with salt & pepper.