Who says you have to go out for happy hour. Going out gets expensive and strains your wallet and your waistline. After hearing my sister had a rough day I wanted to do something nice for her. Of course being thrifty and broke as usual I couldn’t take her out so I got creative. Using some fresh jersey ingredients I threw together a pretty substantial spread. Mine included Juicy watermelon margaritas, a fresh summer salad with Jersey tomatoes and mozzarella (had to indulge my inner Italian girl) and crab cakes using the crabs from my trap and a corn relish with some corn I had picked up from the farmers market but you can use whatever you have handy. Get creative, have fun, and most importantly, enjoy.
Crab Cakes: Please note there are minimal ingredients so the crab can shine!
8 onces fresh crab (or lump)
1 egg to bind
1 cup or so of breadcrums
Salt and Pepper to taste
Fry in oil until brown on both sides