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    crab cakes...good or bad for ya?

    I seemed to have aquired a taste for crab cakes. I have no idea whats in these things. Anyone know if they are good or bad for you?

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    As someone who also has a taste for crab cakes...

    Yes, they are "bad" for you. Basically you are dealing with a heap of mayonaise, egg, and presumably crab meat (preferably big lumps), all cooked in oil or butter. Recipes vary a lot.

    The crab has cholestrol and there is fat in the other stuff. In moderation, there is nothing wrong with crabs and crab cakes. In fact, it would not be the summer (in my mind) unless one attends an outdoor crab feast and drinks beer.

    Here's the nutritionals on blue crab...
    http://www.blue-crab.org/nutrition.htm

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    Bad of course. Only eat them when soft shells aren't in season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H23
    As someone who also has a taste for crab cakes...

    Yes, they are "bad" for you. Basically you are dealing with a heap of mayonaise, egg, and presumably crab meat (preferably big lumps), all cooked in oil or butter. Recipes vary a lot.

    The crab has cholestrol and there is fat in the other stuff. In moderation, there is nothing wrong with crabs and crab cakes. In fact, it would not be the summer (in my mind) unless one attends an outdoor crab feast and drinks beer.

    Here's the nutritionals on blue crab...
    http://www.blue-crab.org/nutrition.htm
    true but about the cholesterol I heard that it doesn't get absorbed as easily without the added help of saturated fat so things like crab and shrimp weren't too much to worry about because they are low in sat fat. Is this true?

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    It all depends on how many you eat. How many per day are we talking about here? And are you overweight already?

    If they are fried in olive oil, that would be one kind of damage control.
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    Bad in every sense, regardless of how many you eat.

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    crab..........gooooooood
    cake......... gooooooood

    crab cake..........goooooood

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    If only they made crab pie...
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H23
    As someone who also has a taste for crab cakes...

    Yes, they are "bad" for you. Basically you are dealing with a heap of mayonaise, egg, and presumably crab meat (preferably big lumps), all cooked in oil or butter. Recipes vary a lot.

    The crab has cholestrol and there is fat in the other stuff. In moderation, there is nothing wrong with crabs and crab cakes. In fact, it would not be the summer (in my mind) unless one attends an outdoor crab feast and drinks beer.

    Here's the nutritionals on blue crab...
    http://www.blue-crab.org/nutrition.htm
    if you don't eat foods with natural cholestrol your body will produce more cholestrol then usual. as long as the oil is just plain oil or butter yo uare fine. but I bet they have a lot of calories.

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    Why not make your own? Then you could put healthy stuff in them, the commercial ones tend to have all kinds of cheap fillers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilHinault
    Why not make your own? Then you could put healthy stuff in them, the commercial ones tend to have all kinds of cheap fillers.
    I agree totally: the ones I make have almost no mayo (and what I use is the low fat type), real breadcrumbs (real whole grian bread, no wonder bread), egg, and I fry them in a LITTLE olive oil (don't forget the old bay and taasco). That said, they are still fried, but due to the cost of good crab backfin meat, we don't have them enough. The pre-made crabcakes you buy in your local grocery stores are not crabcakes at all. Mostly just fried bread crumbs, grease and a very little crab meat of dubious origin.

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    just ate crabbie patties for dinner...here's my recipe....

    3 slices of whole wheat bread, soaked in water and squeezed dry
    1 # jumbo lump crabmeat
    1/2 tsp dill
    twist of fresh cracked pepper
    pinch salt
    2 eggs, lightly mixed

    mix all together real well and form into patties ( I make 6)

    saute until crispy in olive oil or butter (I like butter, but just a little)

    you can add fresh basil or oregano or tarragon as your tastes suit..also don't be afraid to put a dash or 6 of tabasco if you're so inclined
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