I have had more waiters out-right lie to me about the contents of their 'lump crab cakes'.
Maryland Lump Crab Cakes made to perfection, have no stuffing, and are hard to find.
But I've tasted these gems before.
What used to be Sidewalker's restaurant, in uptown Manhatten, made incredible Maryland, Lump Crab Cakes, that had no stuffing and they were delicious! All crab meat!
I was trying to figure out what was binding the ingredients together and made them perfectly shaped- never fell apart.
Can egg alone, bind the crab meat? Peraps they snuck some panko in there?
All the recipes I've found have breading or flour.
If you have a good recipe-with no stuffing, I'm ready to give it my taste test.
Note: when you ask a waiter if the 'lump crab cake' has stuffing, and the first word they utter is, "umm", beware!
Do I have to go "Off The Beaten Palate"?