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Maryland Crab Cakes With Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli

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“From Silvia Lehrer's cooking column in Dan's Papers from the East End of Long Island, NY. This recipe comes from a Baltimore resident, Helen Wheatley Parker.”
1/2 cup aioli

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  1. For the crab cakes: Heat oil in large skillet and add the scallions, celery and red pepper dice. Saute for 4-5 minutes until vegetables are barely tender.
  2. Remove from heat, transfer to a plate and let cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg and whisk in the Old Bay, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper and parsley.
  4. Add the cooled vegetable mixture and stir to mix.
  5. Add crab meat and 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs and stir gently to mix, be careful not to break up the crab meat.
  6. Scoop about one-half cup of the mixture for each cake and shape them. Use extra crumbs to coat the outside if cakes are too moist.
  7. Arrange on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
  8. When ready to cook, melt shortening in a skillet over medium heat. Put crab cakes in 3-4 at a time and saute until golden brown, no longer than 3 minutes per side.
  9. To make the aioli simply add the sun-dried tomatoes and the mayonnaise together and stir well to mix.
  10. Taste for additional seasoning (salt and pepper) and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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