This holiday episode of My Go-To Dish features Gabrielle Hamilton, bestselling author and chef-owner of Prune restaurant in New York City. Her traditional Christmas Eve meal is simple: homemade minestrone soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, and high-end champagne. To make her go-to meal your own, see the recipe.
Easy Crab Cakes
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.
This classic should be in every Southern woman's repertoire. A moist, delicious Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake pleases crowds of all ages, and is the perfect dessert to bring to a neighbor, to a potluck, or to a summer party.