Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?

Sponge Bob Square Pants!

Everyone knows all about that cute little sea animal who is best friends with an starfish and a squid.  He works for a crab at the undersea version of McDonalds where instead of serving hamburgers, they serve crabby patties.

The crabby patty brings in fishes by the schools, all addicted to Mr. Crab's secret recipe.  One resident of Bikini Bottom in particular is hot to get his hands on the recipe.

Well, don't let Plankton know, but I've figured out the secret.  I'm sure you've seen all those "Top Secret Recipe" books promising your favorites from well known restaurants.  When the restaurants refuse to give up their secrets, often the test kitchen cooks can create a reasonable facsimile.

My own kitchen has been hard at work trying to figure this one out.  It seems easy enough - it's really just a crab cake on a bun.  But the problem is, most crabcakes are a conglomeration of mayo and crab which is less than appetizing to me.  My favorite crab cake is one that it pretty much just crab with a light breading to hold it together.  So that's what I did here.

Thatboy topped his with some sriracha, but I don't need the extra spice. 
 Crabby Patties
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup panko
1 chopped green onion
salt and pepper
2 snowcrab clusters
1 Tbsp canola oil
2 rolls
8 thin cucumber slices
1/2 avocado, thinly sliced 

  1. Combine egg, 1/4 cup panko, onion, salt, pepper, and crabmeat. 
  2. Shape into 2 patties. Sprinkle remaining crumbs into shallow dish and dip patties into crumbs.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet and fry patties for 10 minutes, flipping halfway. 
  4. Cut rolls in half and toast. 
  5.  Layer cucumber, patties, then avocado on half of the rolls, then sandwich with tops.


  1. I do love the stories that go along with your recipes!

  2. I am not a crab fan but, I am a Sponge Bob fan and I know a good crab patty when I see one. I really like the idea, that you kept it light without the mayo and breadcrumbs, etc.


    P.S. Happy First Mother's Day to you.

  3. Your version of a crab cake sounds awesome to me! I can't stand mayo and would happily use avocado to replace it!