How to prepare crab cake?

Crab Cake – Pasticcio di Granchio

Servings 4


1. One(9 inch) unbaked pie crust or prepare your own crust using the following method click here. 2. For the filling: 4 eggs, one pint of fresh cream, 1/2 a pound of “granchio” meat, salt, pepper, finely chopped parsly.


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 2. Beat the eggs, the fresh cream and the minced “granchio” meat. Add salt and pepper ad as a final step add the finely chopped parsly.3 Line bottom of unbaked pie shell with the mix and bake for 25 min.


They account for up to 20% of worldwide commercial output of crustaceans, including fishing and farming. Over 1½ million tones are consumed annually, with the Portunus trituberculatus (commonly known as the Japanese blue crab) accounting for about 20% of this figure. There are various other groups of animals with the word ‘crab’ in their common names, including the king, the horseshoe and hermit.

How to prepare crab cake?

None of these are true crab, although most government food administrations allow the king to be sold as ‘crab’. They are crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura that vary in size from a miniscule couple of millimeters to an impressive 4 meter leg span (as in the case of the Japanese spider). The true “granchio” has five pairs of limbs, the first of which forms its claws while the ensuing four pairs are its legs. They are covered by a hard outer shell, or exoskeleton, and use their claws for defense, predation and in some instances, attracting a mate.

Omnivorous by nature, they feed primarily on algae while supplementing this diet with any other food they may come across, including other crustaceans, mollusks, worms, fungi and bacteria. For many species, a varied diet results in fastest growth and higher fitness. The marine varieties are the best-known sort and inhabit all of the world’s oceans, but there are also freshwater and terrestrial crabs that are found mostly in tropical regions. Sex can easily be distinguished in most species by the width of the abdomen, which is recurved under the thorax. That of the female is wider to allow for transport of eggs underneath.