Mini Crab Cakes

Recipe

 

Whenever I make crab cakes I always have Normy go through the crab and double-check for shells!
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2 Tablespoons Canola Oil, Plus At Least 4 Tablespoons More For Frying
1 whole Onion, finely chopped
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1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Finely Chopped
2 whole Stalks Celery, Finely Chopped
2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
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3 pounds Lump Crabmeat, Picked Over For Shell Fragments
2 packages Saltine Crackers (2 Sleeves Or 8 Oz. Total), Crushed
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½ cups Mayonnaise
2 whole Large Eggs
¼ cups Heavy Cream
1 Tablespoon Dry Mustard
¼ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper, Or To Taste
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

Heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, and cook until softened,
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about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and let cool to room temperature.
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When cool, stir in the crabmeat
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and 1 1/2 cups of the cracker crumbs. Whisk the mayonnaise, eggs, heavy cream, mustard, cayenne and Worcestershire sauce together in a separate bowl.
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Using a spatula, fold into the crabmeat mixture. Chill for one day.
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Heat 3 to 4 tablespoons of canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Form the crabmeat mixture into small discs and dredge in the remaining cracker crumbs, pressing slightly to help them adhere. Cook in batches, about 5 minutes per side, until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Serve with rémoulade sauce, or a sauce of your choice.
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Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Instead of Meatless Monday’s what about Meatloaf Mondays?!

recipe

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
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3/4 cup milk
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2 eggs
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1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
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1 small onion, chopped
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1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
(I added a pinch of patience to my meatloaf)
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3/4 cup finely crushed saltines cracker crumbs
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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 5×9 inch loaf pan.
2. Press the brown sugar in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan
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and spread the ketchup over the sugar.
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3. In a mixing bowl, mix thoroughly all remaining ingredients
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and shape into a loaf. Place on top of the ketchup.
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4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until juices are clear.
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Ranch Burgers

recipe

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup crushed saltine crackers
1 onion, chopped

Preheat the grill for high heat.

In a bowl, mix the ground beef, ranch dressing mix, egg, crushed crackers, and onion. Form into hamburger patties.
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Lightly oil the grill grate. Place patties on the grill, and cook 5 minutes per side, or until well done.

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