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Frozen food thawing question

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My apologies if this is on the wrong board. I purchased Emeril's 'Classic Louisiana Crab Cakes' and the directions regarding thawing are very unclear. If I deep fry, it states to thaw; if I want to 'cook' them in a little butter or oil it doesn't say. I wouldn't have thought they should be thawed before cooking but I don't know if I should or for how long. So far, I'm really disappointed in the directions. I'd really appreciate any feedback, esp. as this is seafood as far as safety. Thanks so much!

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  1. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight; if you were going to pan-fry them in butter or oil and they were frozen I'd think the exterior would become burnt before the interior was cooked.

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    1. re: janniecooks

      Agreed.

      As for safety, the crab meat in the cake should be already cooked, but there could still be some raw egg product in the binder

    2. Thank you so much for the replies, janniecooks and babette. I truly appreciate it. I'll definitely take your advice and thaw them overnight. Great advice and good points about the raw egg and the interior not being fully cooked. Thanks again!!