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May 4, 2009 01:12 PM

ISO Jumbo Lump Crab Cake recipe from J Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks

I've been googling around looking for a lump crab cake recipe that sounds similar. I'll share what I've found, but am not sure any of these is quite it.

Here is the description from the menu at J Gilbert's:
"Maryland style crab cakes. Taos tortilla mix with honey lemon dressing and house made pico mayonnaise"

From searching, I saw one other restaurant that had the exact same description for the crab cakes:

Since both menu descriptions use the *exact same verbiage* to describe the crab cakes, I'm guessing they're made elsewhere and sold to restaurants...which is fine, I'd just like to figure out how to make them.

Is "Taos tortilla mix" just a blend of chili spice seasonings?

If push comes to shove, I will just keep experimenting and see what I come up with. Seems making crab cakes is not unlike making meatloaf (egg, breadcrumbs or bread, seasoning), so I'm sure I can come up with something that makes me happy. But if I could make them as they do at J Gilbert's, I'd be ecstatic!

The Ruth's Chris recipe on this link sounds like a good starting point (using less breadcrumbs, adding chili spices):

Any advice?

J Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks
6930 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22101

J Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks
185 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT 06033

J Gilbert's
One East Campus View, Worthington, OH 43235

J Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks
8901 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66212

Knotty Pine Restaurant
5929 State Route 374, Chateaugay, NY 12920

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  1. Hi again! Anybody have any feedback on any of my questions above? I'm looking for a killer jumbo lump crab cake recipe and wonder if any of you have one that sounds like what I've described.

    I may just stick to ordering them out. I'm going to J Gilbert's tomorrow, so I'll see what I can figure out from there. But if anyone has insight, I'd love to hear!

    2 Replies
    1. re: kattyeyes

      I've worked at J. Gilbert's for over 5 years and NO we DO NOT buy our crabcakes elsewhere, everything is made fresh every day in house! Taos tortilla mix is just a mix of julienne carrots, red onions, and red and green bell peppers, and that mix is used solely as a garnish on the plate, its has nothing to do with the crabcakes themselves which are oven baked and 99% jumbo lump crabmeat with a lil old bay seasoning, mayonaise, and breadcrumbs

      1. re: kicaas

        Thank you for clarifying! It was worth waiting all this time to get the inside scoop. Those crabcakes are fantastic. Keep up the great work!