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Crab cakes at East Village Cheese

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Well I have to admit that I'm a HUGE crab cake fan and while out shopping for ingredients to make my own signature crab cakes, I noticed EVC selling decent size little buggers for $2.45. Always trying to compare with other fabrications, I decided to put my batch on hold and try out the EVC variety.

I started with 2 tbsp of lard from East Village Meat Market and fried them up in a ripping hot cast iron pan and boy did they turn out great! Deep crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.

Now a question for you other CHers: anyone know where these cakes are from? I would imagine they are sourced locally just as a lot of their other fresh products are (read: not commercial packaged).

I'm thinking at that price, why bother making my own? They taste almost as good as the ones I make and provided they are using decent quality crab meat, I can just buy them fresh when I want them without having to make huge batches and freeze them.

Thoughts?

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East Village Meat Market
139 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

East Village Cheese
40 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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  1. I've always wondered if those crab cakes were any good. Thanks for the heads up, I'll definitely give them a try next time I'm in EVC.