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It’s a lazy Sunday at Sizzle’s house! I bought a pound of crab meat yesterday because I was craving crab cakes…so, it turned into crab cakes for breakfast and crab stew for dinner!

homemade crabcakes

Homemade crab cakes and sweet potato home fries!


I diced up one sweet potato and drizzled on some olive oil and dusted with cinnamon, fresh nutmeg, and allspice. Then, I baked them in a glad dish in the oven on 450 for about 15 minutes.

While those were in the oven I mixed together:
6 crushed crackers
1/4 cup panko crumbs
1 egg
1/4 cup of mayo
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon coarse ground mustard
Dash of Worcestershire
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
3/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 bell pepper, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Dash of paprika
Dash of salt & pepper

Once all of that is mixed up, add 1/2 pound of crab and gently mix. You want the crab to stay chunky. On medium high, heat enough vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet to cover the bottom evenly.

Make cakes the size of your choosing…I prefer smaller…and pan fry 4-6 minutes on each side. Place on a paper towel lined plate while you cook the rest.

Serve on butter lettuce and top with homemade tartar and garnish with onions and diced red pepper. Sweet potatoes make a wonderful side!

Homemade Tartar Sauce
Sweet relish
Coarse mustard
Lemon juice
Champagne vinegar

For dinner, I whipped up a batch of crab stew. My husband and I saw pumpernickel soup bowl loaves at the grocery store yesterday. So, I decided to save half the crab for stew!

crab stew with avocado

Check out the lump crab meat!


I also had 2 ripe avocados sitting around so I puréed them in a little milk and added them to the stew….yum!

avocado crab stew

Yummy crab stew in a pumpernickel bread bowl


crab stew

Yummy crab stew in a pumpernickel bread bowl