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Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes for a Crowd

Ingredients

24 lbs crab meat
6 sticks butter
3 cups chopped onion
6 cups bread crumbs
2 dozen eggs, beaten
1/4 cup dry mustard
1/2 cup old bay seasoning
6 tbs kosher salt
2 tbs black pepper
1 lb flour for dredging
peanut oil for frying
This is a recipe that will serve a crowd of 50. It may be reduced or increased as desired.

  • Melt butter, add onions and cook until tender and lightly browned.
  • Mix crab meat, onions, bread crumbs, eggs and seasonings.
  • Form into small cakes and roll in flour, knocking off excess.
  • Fill a large sauce pan or deep fryer 1/3 full with oil and heat to 375 degrees.
  • Fry the crab cakes in the oil in batches until golden brown. About 3-4 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serves 50. ¬†2 (5 oz) crab cakes each.

Servings

50

Prep

45 min

Cook

30 min

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Skill Level

Easy