My wife and I are going to Portland this weekend. I've heard Caiola's has great crab cakes, but they aren't always on the menu. We have reservations at Caiola's, but if they don't have them where else should we go?
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab.