Crab Cakes- What do you serve with them?
I always struggle with what sides to serve with crab cakes. Potato salad, corn and such is fine in the summer but what do you think makes a yummy crab cake meal?
I would serve a twice-baked potato and some grilled asparagus. I love goat cheese - and in lieu of the asparagus might do a salad with goat cheese, roasted grape tomatoes, arugula, and red onions.
I have a wonderful dressing recipe - you toss the tomatoes in the dressing and roast in the oven first.
I love crab cakes - try serving with a side of a mayo/dijon blend, with some Old Bay to taste - YUM!
Something tasty but generally bland enough to highlight the cakes' flavors. A succotash of green beans and corn with some chopped tomato added, and roasted or crisp-fried potatoes would be good; broiled tomato halves and a green salad would be nice, too. My personal preference for any kind of seafood cake is always breakfast or brunch, with eggs fried or poached and a hash-browns casserole or garlic/cheese grits. As nice as these things are, they don't have the heft to serve as the center of an elaborate meal, but if you wanted to present a multi-course "shore meal" with these cakes, broiled mushrooms with smoked-oyster stuffing, grilled fish and things like that you could certainly have a lot of fun with it.
In summer asian slaw - I've got lot's of recipes if you want some... simple to complex
In winter stir fry - same for the stir fry (well, not recipes, but some suggestions for flavoring)
All of the prior suggestions are great (especially the aparagus and home-made french fries, which are favorites of mine).
If you're thinking of something else, how about a cucumber or fruit salad, sauteed or fried zucchini, fried okra...
Maybe some risotto or hush puppies. Biscuits or cornbread...
If you have access to good tomatoes, how about a caprese salad? That always says "summer" to me, but it's so delicious and would go nicely, I think .
Mmm, now I'm thinking about crab cakes :)