Living with a generator day 5

As I type, I am on day 5 on living with the hmmmmm of our trusty generator.  I did not post yesterday because we ran out of fuel and the town has shut down because of no power.  Our neighbors helped us out later on in the day.  So, I spent the day, picking up the house and yard after the storm.  

I am so grateful for the precious water we have in our bathrooms.  It has been a real life saver.  We left the pool cover open so we can bath in it.  Yes, it has leaves in it and I spotted at least one worm but I keep telling myself that it is like swimming in the lake in Maine.  Positive....always positive!

I made crab cakes last night.  It sounds luxurious but I wanted to use it as our refrigerator is running on half power. 

Maggie's Crabcakes

1 pound crab meat

1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 cup Dukes mayonaise

5 tablespoons melted butter

1 egg plus 3 egg whites

1-2 cups panko crumbs

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon chives

 

Mix the mayonaise, egg, mustard and mustard powder salt, pepper and chives together in a bowl.  Fold the crabmeat into the mixture and be gentle.  Be the egg whites and set aside.  Pour the paanko flakes into a plate.  Take 1/2 cup of crabmeat mixture and dip in the eggwhite and then the panko crumbs.  Pat them tight.

Melt the butter in the skillet  on medium/low heat.  When heated, it will foam.  Add three crab cakes and sppon the melted butter over the crab cake.  Turn with a slotted spatula.  Remove when brown, 6 minutes a side.  Repeat with the rest of the crab patties.  Serve with cocktail sauce.

Cocktail sauce

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup dijon mustard

2 tablespoons horseradish

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Add  all the ingredients in a bowl and serve with fish or crab cakes

I have made this with canned salmon, cod and canned chiken.  All have been delicious.

Until later,

Maggie

 

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