Washington DC: Crab Cakes
The results are in, and the Maryland Crab Cake is D.C.’s landside win. The winning platform? Chock full’o crab.
In fact, if you “dig in” and find yourself wondering where the crab is – call for a recount. Because a true blue Maryland crab cake is chunks of sweet, juicy crab meat, lots of it, and not much of anything else: just enough egg and fresh bread crumbs to bind that oh-so-sweet crab meat together. The “cake” is then sautéed, baked, grilled or, the most popular choice, broiled, and then served. (Preferably with a side of homemade tartar sauce and a cold beer).
The prime season for Maryland Crabs (a.k.a. Blue Crabs) is during the summer months of May to September. Despite the short run, they play an integral role in the local economy since the mid 1800’s. So, red or blue, visiting our nation’s capital and digging in on a fresh Maryland blue crab cake is not just satisfying … it’s downright patriotic.