Crab cake recipe from 1932July 17, 2009
“Crab Cakes Baltimore” is a crab cake recipe as originally written in 1932 and it comes from the Lord Baltimore Hotel.
“Take one pound of crab meat for each four crab cakes. Put crab meat into mixing bowl, add one and one-half teaspoons salt, and two teaspoons white pepper, one teaspoon English dry mustard and two teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, one yolk of egg and one soup spoon cream sauce or mayonnaise, one teaspoon chopped parsley. Mix well, making four crab cakes, press hard together, dip into flour, then into beaten eggs, then into bread crumbs. Fry them in hot grease pan.”
This recipe is really the basis for most recipes written since, including the one my restaurant guests have voted as the beat restaurant recipe for crab cakes.