Classic New England Crab Cakes

This Classic New England Crab Cakes will melt in your mouth! Preparation time: 45 minutes. 6 servings.


0.5 cupsfinely chopped onion
0.5 cupsfinely chopped celery
6 Tbspsunsalted butter
1 lblump crab meat
0.333 cupsfine dry bread crumbs
0.5 cupsmayonnaise
0.5 tspsseafood seasoning
0.5 tspsWorcestershire sauce
3 dropshot sauce
2 Tbspsminced parsley


Cook onion and celery in 4 tablespoons butter over moderately low heat, until tender and transfer to a bowl. Stir in crab and bread crumbs.
In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, seafood seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste and stir into crab mixture until combined well.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Form crab mixture into 6 flattened rounds. Chill crab cakes, covered with plastic wrap, at least 1 hour.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter over moderate heat until foam subsides and cook half of crab cakes until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Cook remaining cakes in remaining tablespoon butter in same manner.