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Old 09-06-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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You dropped crabs right in the water and BOILED them?


NObody in Maryland would consider boiling a crab. Crabs are steamed here.
Pretty much everyone boils crabs, except Maryland. And even Maryland doesn't agree steaming is better...

Maryland crabs: Steaming and boiling face off in annual crab cook-off - Baltimore Sun

So to recap, only Maryland has crabs worth eating, only Maryland knows how to make crab cakes, and only Maryland properly steams crabs.

And I thought we Texans were a humble bunch.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This doesn't even make sense. I went crabbing with my parents as a little boy back when Ike was president. Took 'em home, boiled and ate them.

While the custom here is lump crab, crab cakes are on *every* menu. Some are good, some are great, some are Sysco.

No area has a monopoly on great crab cakes.
We really like lump crab. I agree with you btw: There are great crab choices in No Ca and along the pacific coast. I think the best crab there is might be dungeness.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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So to recap, only Maryland has crabs worth eating, only Maryland knows how to make crab cakes, and only Maryland properly steams crabs.

Other types of crabs are certainly worth eating, but I consider the last two parts of your statement to be accurate.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:46 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Other types of crabs are certainly worth eating, but I consider the last two parts of your statement to be accurate.
People just don't understand that crabs know where the state boundary lines are, and only allow the best ones to stay in Maryland.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I take it that crab cakes are virtually unknown outside the U.S. and Canada.
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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Texas here, I see crab cakes used more as an appetizer. My mom used to roll small ones topped with mayo, horseradish, lemon juice and other stuff.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Florida
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People just don't understand that crabs know where the state boundary lines are, and only allow the best ones to stay in Maryland.
I know some folks in Florida and along the Gulf coast that would highly disagree with you! I've had Cajun crab boil in LA and steamed crawfish in Savannah (using Maryland spices) and didn't care for either. I steam all my crab, whether blue (no females please), Dungeness or Golden. IMO, it brings out the sweetness. Give me a pile of steamed blue crab, a cooler full of ice cold beer and I'm good to go.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:07 AM
 
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I think they're frequently on the menu at places but I wouldn't order one unless I was near the coast. I'm about a two hour drive from the coast.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think they're frequently on the menu at places but I wouldn't order one unless I was near the coast. I'm about a two hour drive from the coast.
Oh, I think if it was only 2 hours from the coast I might give them a try. We even have them in our local market in the meat dept and they aren't bad. Are they as good as on the coasts? No and they are probably canned crab, but they are better than nothing and actually better than the ones I mentioned this morning that came from a well known restaurant and fish market in Mass.
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