I had to travel over 1,000 miles to get this Maryland crab cake recipe. Here is the story of how the recipe cam about. Or you can skip down to the recipe.
Have you ever eaten real authentic Maryland crab cakes? If not that's okay because most people have not. I used to be one of those people up until a few years ago when my job took me to Maryland. I wasn't really excited about traveling to Maryland for my job assignment. However a coworker quickly convinced me that I would have the time of my life if I tried out some of the local cuisine. So me being the ultimate connoisseur of food, I changed my mindset and I became enthusiastic about traveling to Maryland.
I live in San Diego California at the time so I had to travel from the West Coast to the East. I took a late flight out of San Diego and arrived on the East Coast way too late to eat dinner. So I checked myself into the hotel and got a good night sleep before heading to work the next day. After work I took my friends advice and headed to a local restaurant that he recommended and had the time of my life.
For the first time I tried real and authentic Maryland crab cakes that were prepared broiled in the oven. This is not the imitation crab meat. The crab cakes were so good that I begged our waitress to ask the chef if he would give me the recipe. The restaurant chef was very accommodating and he scribbled down his Maryland Crab Cake Recipe on a piece of paper and handed it over to me. Over the years I have tweaked and adjusted the baked crab cake recipe to taste just as good as what I tasted in the restaurant that day. Of course you know when preparing restaurant foods at home, taste wise, you can get pretty close but what you cook at home will never taste exactly the same.