Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mock Crabcakes

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This is my own recipe. If you are going to "snag" it, please give me credit for it, there is nothing I hate worse than having someone take credit for my recipes!

One day I will write a recipe book. Until then, I am willing to share a few here and there.

Zucchini season is upon us. My husband's friends love when I make this. One of his friend's has a produce stand and requested me to copy this recipe for him to give out with the zucchini...it was a hit. He said he sells zucchini to the same ladies all the time, they came back to rave about my recipe. Everyone who tries this, requests the recipe.

Also, making this recipe makes the Maryland Blue Crabs very happy, as my husband and I feel they are over 'fished' and will soon become extinct if they don't stop having "all you can eat crab" deals at the Delmarva restaurants. People waste alot of the crab, figuring they get more so they throw away alot of crab. How sad.

We love real crabmeat, dont' get me wrong, but when you don't have it available..here is a good sub.

Now, on with the crabbie patties...

Mock Crab Cakes
There is no crab in this, it tastes like it
-Shannon Dillman

2 c coarsely grated zucchini (liquid drained, squeeze out)
1 c Panko bread crumbs
2 T grated onion
2 T mayonnaise
2 T cream cheese (opt, I add)
2 eggs
2 t old bay seasoning
1 T chopped parsley
2 T garlic (minced dried or fresh works)

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, mix and shape into cakes.
Put by tablespoon or cookie scoop onto a fry pan with your favorite oil and fry.

And once you mix the "batter" use it immediately so it does not get soggy.
I make up the batter then throw in zucchini and then the panko bread crumbs last and make them all right away.
If I want to make extra, I make them and put them in a glass container on top of deli wrap paper (I get the sheets from Sams).

PS Please comment or email me if you made this. I love to get your feedback!


~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

These sound amazing. Thank you for stopping by ~ it's always great to meet a new blog buddy. I love your blog name ~ so cute!

CookinsForMe said...

I love the name of your blog. It's just so creative and cute! And this recipe excited me so much that I bought the stuff to make it today. I didn't have Panko or parsley but had to run to the grocery so I got the ingredients and am changing my menu for tonight (again) to make this. I'll post about it on my blog, giving you credit, of course, and will probably put pictures up, too.

I'm so excited about trying this!

Shannon Marie said...

thanks, I will look for it and feature your blog on my facebook page Margarita Stewart

I am adding you to my blog roll too! That way I can tell when you post new things! Thanks again.
I love your blog too!!!

CookinsForMe said...

Mmmmm! I made them, we ate them, I took pictures and blogged about 'em. They're excellent!!!