Crab cakes and smoked salmon cakes

This is my hubby’s and my idea of a sit back, relax and watch a movie with finger food dinner with a bottle or two of our favorite Irish beer, i.e. Guinness Stout.

Ingredients for crab cakes or smoked salmon cakes:

1 lb of fresh crab meat or smoked salmon meat, discard skin and chop finely

1 tube of Ritz low salt crackers

2 eggs

1/2 tablespoon of white ground pepper

1/2 tablespoon of black ground pepper

5 stalks of green onions, chopped

Cold water

Method::

Put the Ritz crackers in a zip lock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Mix crab meat or smoked salmon with the other ingredients well and shape each piece of crab cake with hands by pressing a dollop together. Add very little cold water if the dough is too dry to be press together. Lay flat on a cookie sheet. Heat up enough oil to cover frying pan, sprinkle black pepper on each side of the crab cake and fry one side till golden brown before flipping to the other side.

Do the same for smoked salmon cakes.

Copyright 2012 From the Kitchen of Eloise

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