I am from Maine, home of the lobster roll. Jake is from Maryland, home of the crab cake. These didn’t have Old Bay, so they didn’t pass his test. Me? I love Hungry Girl. When you read that you should imagine me singing it like it’s the theme to a Saturday morning cartoon.
I was a little skeptical when the recipe called for canned crabmeat. I am usually a stickler for quality. These passed the test. Maybe because Lisa Lillien loads in so many other ingredients and it covered it up. Or maybe I shouldn’t be such a food snob.
Even thought the serving is 3/4 cup, it’s baked in the oven, and it comes out at 117 calories each.
Which is a very good thing because I also made French Fries from Jennifer Reese’s book Make the Bread, Buy the Butter. The ingredients are vegetable oil, 2 pounds of potatoes, and salt. As if frying them wasn’t enough, these are sort of parboiled in the oil at a lower temperature.
And then they’re fried again at a higher temperature to crisp them up.
I hate to be generic, so I reserve this rating: OMG. They were amazing. I seriously could have sat there and eaten a pound of potatoes.
I’m sure it will come as no surprise that these completely passed Jake’s test.
On another note, I finally found a use for all of those Whole Foods bags I’ve been putting under the cabinet.
Eat Well and Savor.