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Can I refrigerate crab cakes pre-frying?

janbrady Feb 13, 2012 03:29 PM

Hi all,

I'm making this crab cake recipe tomorrow:


Do you think I could form the crab patties tonight, refrigerate overnight, then fry tomorrow? Trying to do as much ahead of time, since I'll be running home to cook these after work!

Thanks in advance.

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  1. monavano RE: janbrady Feb 13, 2012 03:32 PM

    I say prep until the second panko coating. Do that right before frying.

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    1. re: monavano
      greygarious RE: monavano Feb 13, 2012 03:42 PM

      Agree. They will benefit from the overnight chilling, which will help them keep their shape during frying, but if you did the second panko tonight, the crumbs would be gummy by frying time.

      1. re: greygarious
        janbrady RE: greygarious Feb 15, 2012 07:07 AM

        Thanks to you both--chilled overnight, and came out great!

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