Bev had bought a box of Members Mark Frozen Crab Cakes from Sam’s Club and they were taking up space in our freezer plus our neighbors had given us some fresh picked asparagus and we had some red potatoes that needed to be cooked. This sounded like the ingredients of an decent easy meal and one like my mom might have made – no Sam’s back then, of course.
Mom nearly always cooked fresh vegetables and I don’t even know if frozen ones were available – I suppose they were as TV dinners could be bought – remember Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes, peas and an apple dessert. One of the staples at mom’s table was plain ole boiled potatoes mashed on our plates with butter, salt and pepper – basic but I still like them that way.
I doubt frozen crab cakes could be found back then but fish sticks were certainly available and more likely for this meal.
I fried the crab cakes in oil and got them a little brown but not such that the taste was impacted, but it did make for a nice crunch.
So the finished meal looked like this.
While not a high end gourmet meal, we both thought the crab cakes were good and way better than expected – Bev said she would serve them to company but I wouldn’t go that far – with a little remoulade they would have been even better. We would buy them again for a quick and easy crab fix – they can be baked or fried. After 20 years our asparagus patch died out and I replanted it this year so we should be harvesting our own crop again in a couple of years.
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5/12/17 Finished Date