Last night my daughter and I spent some time in the kitchen together. It was a fun time to get her more involved in cooking because we decided to make some homemade crab cakes. They turned out delicious and was something that she loved eating as well as making. She enjoyed that they were more like crab cake patties than the thick crab cakes… in fact we all really enjoyed them.
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How to make Crabby Patties
2 cups shredded crab meat
1 Sleeve of Saltine Crackers
2 Large eggs
1/4 cup Mayo
1 Tablespoon Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)
1 Tablespoon Mustard
Have your child crush the crackers as a fun game while you are getting out the rest of the ingredients. (put the sleeve, including the packaging, in a gallon bag and let them smush, stomp, and shake the bag).
Get a large bowl and mix in your crab meat and crackers as best as possible. Then add your two eggs and stir.
Then add the liquid aminos, mayonnaise, and then mustard last.
If you want, you can mix with your hands, a mixer, or whatever is most fun for your children if doing it with kids.
Then take a cookie ball scoop to get perfect balls of batter and so that it easily comes out. We have a silicone cookie scoop that we can pop them out with a thumb to the silicone part. Just use whatever is easiest and approximately 1 tablespoon in size.
Flatten the patties and let them fry in a skillet with olive oil. We personally prefer using cast iron. Turn after approximately 2 minutes of frying. You only want to turn once, because you don’t want to risk them breaking.
Serve with condiments of choice!
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Kara is an author, wife, and mother of 3 children living in Boston, MA. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and even helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!