Monday, July 10, 2006

Single Girl Crabcakes

I am always inordinately proud when I make a real meal on nights when Chris is away, because really, isn't rice pudding and popcorn with lots of butter more appealing? I regret those nights of food debauchery every single time, though, and so I generally try to make something real.

These crabcakes weren't perfect, in fact I'm not going to post a recipe until I get a chance to tweak it. However, they were warm, they used up some ingredients languishing in the refrigerator, and they were satisfying to my ravenous stomach. Topped with a quickie fake-remoulade and joined by a tangle of wilted lemon spinach, I had quite a nice little meal on my hands.

Other single night favorites include linguine with white clam sauce, BLEATs, Lemon Risotto, Tuna Burgers, and Couscous with Halloumi and Spinach. Before you start to think that Chris has abandoned me, these "single" nights only come along 3-4 times a month, when he has a show or practice or something like that.

Also, one last thing, you might notice, over there on the right, a new "email me" link. That's right, kids, she's slowly being drug into the 21st century and you can now email the old girl at marianne at theunemployedcook dot com.


wheresmymind said...

I'm super impressed with how classy your single night meals are...single Jeffster meals include brats and steak umms! hehe j/k (sorta)

Stefanie said...

Hi Marianne, just discovered your blog on foodpornwatch. I love it. Great photos too! :)

Marianne said...

Jeff--it's all about being able to sleep at night, although sometimes the popcorn does win out. I think it's important to cook something fab just for yourself sometimes.

Stefanie--thanks for the complimetns, and for stopping by!

Passionate Eater said...

Looks incredible! I'm sure that Chris is probably reading this blog entry and wishing they were "Married Couple Crabcakes," so that he could have some too.

jenjen said...

wow these cakes look so good, i love the golden colour and I can just imagine taking a bite into the crunchy exterior...yum!

Skeezix said...

Fantastic looking! I desire them in my belly right now.

Um, since I'm always a single girl I've learned that one cannot subsist on popcorn and hamburgers and enormous blocks of cheddar with spicy mustard forever.

Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything.

ann said...

oooh, everytime i get a "poker widow" night i make myself something delicious and decadent
i love those nights, crap tv, turn the phone off and make whatever my girly little heart desires
cheers to the females!

Kevin said...

My favorite sauce for crab cakes is Romesco. I fact it's great with any well-flavored fish.

carolyn said...

Please, oh please...come to my house, make crabcakes for me and let us drink wine together!

Cate said...

They sure look delicious. When The Husband is away, it's my chance to eat lots and lots of tortellini ... or just Nutella and a spoon. ;)

Tracey said...

Upon request, the chef from the Roanoke Country Club e-mailed me this recipe.

Roanoke Country Club Crab Cakes
Jumbo Lump Crab 1 lb.
Egg 1 each
Mayonaiise ½ cup
Old Bay 1 T
Ground Mustard 1 t.
Bread Crumb ¼-1/2 cup
Mix egg, mayo, and seasonings. Fold in lump crab and add bread crumb to tighten. Do not over mix!! Pan Fry or bake in 375 oven. We pan fry them here with just a little butter.

Do you mind posting the recipe for your delicious looking faux-Remoulade sauce?