I made crab cakes the other night. Fresh crab meat is hard to come by. I buy mine at South Supermarket and I taste it before buying it to make sure it's fresh.
It's a delicious and easy meal to make. I didn't measure anything, since I just threw things together. This is one of those miskipaps (miskipapano, however which way) dishes.
Simple Crab Cakes
Japanese bread crumbs
About 250 grams of cooked, fresh crab meat
1 egg, lightly beaten
Calamansi or lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Vegetable oil for frying
1. Combine all the ingredients except for the vegetable oil.
2. Using an ice cream scoop, measure out the crab meat batter. Shape into thin patties. Patties will be wet and not dense.
3. Heat oil. Using a wide and flat spatula, carefully slide down the patties into the hot oil and fry until desired doneness. The patties are already partially cooked, you just need to make sure you're not eating raw egg. About 3-5 minutes on each side.
4. Drain in paper towels.
5. Serve with catsup, chili sauce or tartar sauce.
Make sure that you buy your crab meat from a reputable market. Taste and smell it before purchasing to make sure it's fresh.
This recipe can also be used with dulong (those almost microscopic fish), just use less salt since dulong tends to be very salty by nature.