Annapolis Crab Cakes

Chesapeake Bay is the home of the blue crab and the origin of this recipe for great crab cakes.

1 lb. crab meat
1 cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons minced onion
3 tablespoons minced green pepper
2 tablespoons minced celery
1 egg
Pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons minced parsley
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Dash Tabasco
Peanut or vegetable oil

Combine egg and breadcrumbs. Sauté onion, celery, and green pepper in butter. Now add all ingredients together. Mix well. If too dry, add more mayonnaise. Chill 1 hour. Shape into small cakes. Fry in peanut or vegetable oil for about 5 minutes on each side. Serve with Newburg Sauce.

-Kate