Okay so the title of this blog is a little dramatic. I may or may not have just wanted your complete attention. You would think I had some sort of awesome give away prize or contest or the president just dropped dead but no this is not that kind of blog. All 12 of you that read my blog, you’re in for a treat. And the rest that are just dropping by, consider yourself lucky.
I had to restock on meats the other day. While at roots I saw they had lump Maryland crab meat. It was one pound. My first thought was crab cakes, my second thought was hell yes, and there were zero thoughts going through my head about the $30 price tag on this purchase. My total for this grocery trip was absurd, but I deserve it, I mean look what else I bought…
As if I needed more reason to eat Lara bars, I bought almost every flavor. Two, in my favorite flavors. I’m actually not a big fan of the more “dessert” themed lara bars. They are a little sweet and make my stomach hurt. Nonetheless, they are still delicious and will fix your sweet tooth if necessary. My favorites are cashew cookie, coconut cream pie, banana bread, pecan pie, che….okay I’m done. But in all seriousness, try Lara bars out. If you are looking for a healthy on the go snack, or just love granola bars, they are your best bet. The ingredients is beyond perfection. For example, the ingredient for cashew cookie is cashews and dates. Yes, I’m done…cashews and dates. No syrup, sugar, oil, flour. There is no granola in this “granola” bar. Just all natural goodness. Yes, you look at the sugar and notice it’s a little high. It’s natural sugar, sugar your bodies are actually “supposed” to consume. They might have the same sugar content as your typical granola bar, but you will notice the sugar in those crazy bars are added. Why add sugar? The lara bars are delicious the way they are. I’m waiting for the day that I can buy my favorite flavors by the box… but for now, I’ll try to show some control. Go out and buy some!
And now for this crab meat business I was so eager to share with everyone. After browsing recipes for crab cakes all week I decided I wanted to ditch those recipes and just wing it. I knew what was needed, and the recipe is quite simple. And holy crap, they were perfect.
In a food processor, combine 1 egg, 1/2 squeezed lemon (for juice), and about 1/2 tsp of Sea Salt. Process for about 20 seconds. Next you will need 1/2 cup Olive Oil and 1/2 cup Coconut Oil. Slowly add your oil into your food processor. I was told to literally do this slow. Not a slow pour, like one drop at a time. You need some serious patience to do this because I failed miserably. I added one drop at a time and the only thing I did slowly was start adding the oil in faster. So the consistency wasn’t exactly identical to mayo, and I forgot to take a picture, but it was perfect for the crab cakes. Not sure if I’d spread this stuff on a sandwich though…
OKAY! Crab Cakes!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees – You will also be using a skillet.
-1 pound lumb crab meat
-1/4 cup Coconut Flour
-1/4 cup Gluten Free Baking flour
-2 tsp Dijon Mustard (you may add more)
-2 tsp parsley
-1/2 squeezed lemon (for juice)
-1 tsp Garlic Powder
-1/2 cup Paleo Mayo
-1 tsp Hot Sauce
-Salt & Pepper to taste
-As much Old Bay as you damn well please!
Combine all ingredients into a bowl.
Make into patties
Melt 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil in a bowl. Measure 1/3 cup Coconut Flour, mix with sprinkle of Old Bay & Salt. Dip your patties in the coconut oil (lightly) and then dip them in the flour mixture. Place them on your stone and put them in the oven for 12 minutes on 400 degrees.
Once you take them out of the oven, start heating your skillet on medium heat. Place a tablespoon of coconut oil on your skillet and your crab cakes. I used a small skillet and did two at a time.
Keep on skillet for about 2-4 minutes, or until golden brown. I ate one right away and it was so delicious! I was worried they were going to be dry, but they were perfectly moist. (Does anyone else hate the word moist?) I didn’t use any sauce, nor did I have to add any salt. These crab cakes would be delicious with guacamole, or my homemade ketchup!