crab cake ingredient question

by Beth
(Florida)

I had the most amazing crab cake in a restarant a while back. In the cake were what I think might be mustard seeds. They were small and round like mustard seeds, they were not crunchy though, they were soft. I've never cooked with them before. Have you heard of using mustard seeds in crab cakes before? If not mustard seeds, what do you think they could have been?


Thanks!


You sure know how to make us think! To be honest with you, we can't think of ever including mustard seed in with our crab cakes. We may have to try that! However, to get you thinking about this mysterious crab cake ingredient...do you think it could be capers? Capers are absolutely declicious! They are round, small, and not crunchy. They're about as big round as a peppercorn, but have a grey tone to their color. They ones I have at home have a pickling taste to them and are fantastic in crab cakes! Could capers be "the caper?" Hmmmmm!...Crab! Catch 'em! Cook 'em! Clean 'em! Eat 'em! and Enjoy!


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Crab Cakes Question

by Maria
(SF)

I prepared crab cakes 2 days ago with the usual breadcrumbs, eggs, etc... I cooked half and kept the rest covered with saran wrap in the refrigerator. Are they still safe to cook?

I would imagine your crab cakes would still be good and safe to cook. Granted they don't put off a soured smell after you unwrap them, but I couldn't imagine being wrapped properly and stored in a nice, cold refrigerator that the crab cakes wouldn't be good to cook up after just a couple days stored in the frig.

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Leftover Crab Cakes

Here in mid-west have to have crab shipped in....So they are frozen until holiday; then cooked. Then I have leftovers and hate to toss. Can I take the cooked crab cakes that were frozen prior to cooking and freeze and be safe?

I can understand your dilemma with leftover crab cakes! Definitely don't toss them! Eat 'em!
Honestly, if they were frozen, then, you thawed them out and cooked them, they really shouldn't be re-frozen for fear of freshness.

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How long can you refrigerate uncooked crab cakes?

How long can you refrigerate uncooked crab cakes?

When it comes to refrigerating crab cakes and wondering how long they will keep, our own rule of thumb is to treat them just like any other kind of left overs. With this in mind you really don't want to keep them in the refrigerator for much longer than 3, maybe, 4 days maximum.
After making crab cakes, you should really decide at that time if you might be saving them (any left overs) to eat a week or two later. Then, you could make them, let them cool, then package them to store them in the freezer. This is your best bet for keeping crab cakes safe for later consumption.

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Is it safe to eat a crab cake sandwich that was left out all night?

Is it safe to eat a crabcake sandwich after it was left out all night?

On the counter and not in the frig? Absolutely not! If you made an extra crab cake and wrapped it up and put it in the frig., then, yes, absolutely!
It would be just like anything else...you make an extra burger, put it in a baggie and reheat the next day. Same with crab cakes! We do it all the time!

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How long can i keep fresh crab cakes in the refrigerator?

by Jessica
(Madison, NJ)

How long can i keep fresh crab cakes in the refrigerator?

Personally, I wouldn't push it past 2 days. If you know it will be longer....freeze them! ENJOY!

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Crab Cakes

If I bought crab cakes from seafood market Wednesday and kept in fridge, are they still good to cook on Friday?


Yes! If you bought crab cakes just two days ago and you put them in the frigerator for safe keeping, there is no reason why you can not enjoy them today!
Crab cakes can keep up to 3-5 days in the refrigerator. If you decide not to cook them up today and wait for a few days or a week or so, then you should safe keep them in the freezer.
Enjoy!

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