Where do you get the best crab cakes? Ask one hundred different people and you'll likely get one hundred different answers. Some swear by classic Chesapeake Bay crab cakes, and some by spicy Creole crab cakes, while others maintain that Pacific Northwest crab cakes can't be beat. In I Love Crab Cakes!, award-winning chef and cookbook author Tom Douglas brings the best of East, West, and Gulf coasts to the table and proves that the most delicious crab cakes of all come straight from your home kitchen.
Tom thoroughly examines every thorny, crab cakerelated issue. Bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, panko, or no crumbs at all? What kind of crabmeat: Dungeness, king, or Peeky Toe? Are the best crab cakes pan-fried, deep-fried, or not even cooked?
Tom offers up dozens of his famous crab cake recipes, including classic crab cakes from East and West, North and South, plus newer innovations such as Wild Ginger Crab Cakes, Pesto Risotto Crab Cakes, and Crab Louie Cheesecakes. There are crab cake sandwiches, breakfast crab cakes, and crab cake sauces and salsas.
About the Author
Tom Douglas, a Delaware native, grew up on blue crabs steamed with loads of Old Bay spice, but he later moved to Seattle, where Dungeness is king. For the last twenty years, Tom's Dungeness crab cakes have been one of the top-selling dishes in his popular restaurants. Along with his wife and business partner, Jackie Cross, Tom owns four of Seattle's most exciting restaurants: Dahlia Lounge, Etta's, Palace Kitchen, and Lola, as well as Dahlia Bakery and a catering business, Tom Douglas Catering and Events. Tom is the author of "Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen", which won a James Beard Award, and "Tom's Big Dinners". Tom and Jackie live in Seattle, Washington, with their daughter, Loretta.
Robin Layton is an award-winning photojournalist and renowned photographic artist. At the age of twenty-four, LIFE magazine named her one of the eight most talented photographers in America. Nikon calls her one of the best photographers in the world. Her exquisite work has been nominated for a Pulitzer prize and featured in the Smithsonian. This in-demand photographer's impressive client list includes President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Sidney Poitier, and more. Robin lives in Seattle with her partner Shakti and their four very-loved adopted dogs.