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Since the 1960s, baseball teams and players have been publishing cookbooks. I collect them and try out some of the recipes that major leaguers have shared with their fans over the years. Photos, recipes and comments included.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Maryland Crab Cake Sliders by Katrina Jorgensen - from "Ballpark Eats" (2016)


1/4 bunch flat-leaf parsley
4 green onions
12 ounces lump crabmeat, drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 eggs
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp. seafood seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
2 tbsp. oil, for frying
8 slider buns
8 leaves lettuce

Chop parsley and green onion finely and place in a mixing bowl.

Add crabmeat, mayonnaise, eggs, bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, salt and black pepper. Mix lightly with a fork until combined.

Separate the crab cake mix into 8 equal pieces. Shape into patties.

Place the oil in a nonstick skillet and put on a stove burner. Set on medium heat.

Carefully place the patties in the hot pan, about 1/2 inch apart. You may have to work in batches.

Cook one side for 4 minutes, and then flip the cakes over with tongs and fry an additional 4 minutes.

Remove the finished crab cakes from the pan.

To assemble the sliders, split the slider buns, place a crab cake on the bottom half, followed by a leaf of lettuce. Spread 1 tablespoon of tartar sauce on the top half and place on top of the lettuce. Serve immediately.

For the tartar sauce:
2 green onions
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Chop the green onions finely and add to a mixing bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

It's all about the crab cakes in Baltimore, and this is an easy recipe from Ballpark Eats to make your own at home.

In terms of toppings the recipe keeps it simple. You can add whatever you like to personalize your sliders.

I found some cute mini Italian rolls and used those, slightly elongating the patty shapes accordingly. 

If you already have some tartar sauce at home, that's fine. However the extra recipe for homemade tartar sauce really nailed it. I would have been happy eating a bowl of the sauce, that's how nailed it was. So much better than the store bought stuff and I don't care if McDonald's is selling theirs in supermarkets now.

Anyway. Crab cake sliders. Cute and delish. Go O's!

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