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Zucchini Crab Fakes

August 6, 2018
95.1 Shine
Erin Branham

I hesitate sharing this with you because it might get me kicked out of Maryland. But it’s fun and different, so why not?

I’ve heard them called “Mock Crabcakes” and other titles, but my friend Jane coined the term “Zucchini Crab Fakes” and that really sounds so much better doesn’t it?

Let’s get one thing straight: this is not a crab cake and you shouldn’t go into it expecting to be one. What this is, is a zucchini patty that has tons of Maryland flavor, thanks to Old Bay. If you’re an “Old Bay On Everything” kind of person, then you’ll love the kick of this. If you’re an “Old Bay On My Crabs and In My Crab Cakes” person, then dial the Old Bay in the recipe back to 1 1/2 teaspoons.

The verdict from my family…my dad liked them and wanted some shrimp with it. My mom was happy to enjoy it as is, with a side of sliced Maryland tomatoes.

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