Le Bec Fin’s Crab Cakes

by Mary & Christina on February 8, 2011 · 3 comments

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to eat dinner at Le Bec Fin’s Bar.  One of the dishes that I ordered was the Galette de Crabe which is Le Bec Fin’s Signature Crab Cake served with Whole Grain Mustard Sauce and Haricot Verts. This crab cake was unlike any other that I have ever had before.  It was very unique and dense, yet light, and at the time I thought it was because it was loaded with crab meat.  Now I realize that although there is a pound of jumbo lump crab meat involved, there is also almost a pound of shrimp too.  The process of making the crab cakes involves making a shrimp mousse.  Also, when cooking these crab cakes, you need a metal ring to place the “batter” for the crab cakes in.  Unfortunately, we did not have any rings, but I got creative with lids of mason jars.  Next time, I’ll be sure to have the rings on hand so I can make these even more perfect.  Trust me on this one, this recipe is a must try.

In order to show you what these crab cakes are supposed to look like, I wanted to show you a picture of them from the restaurant.  Unfortunately, I did not take a picture, but this is a picture of it that I found online.

A closer look at the inside of the crab cake…

Now, for our take on Le Bec Fin’s Crab Cakes…

Since we were using lids to mason jars our Crab Cakes were obviously not as tall.  But that is okay because I thought they tasted just like the ones from Le Bec Fin.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy at TheSceneFromMe February 9, 2011 at 8:35 am

Lump-alicious crab cakes! Yum! My husband would love it if I would make these for him :)

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2 aiza@ cakes online February 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

great post. i wanna try making them soon. i haven’t tasted a crab cake. now, i’m so curious about it!cakes on line

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3 motheroflittle November 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Wow. That looks amazing. Love crab cakes and haven’t had a great one since going gluten free. These will do nicely indeed!

FYI: you can use tuna cans with both ends out for rings.

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