Best way to freeze leftover lump crab cakes?
- fldhkybnva Feb 3, 2013 08:41 AM
SO made a big batch of lump crab cakes and there are a few leftover so we thought we'd freeze them. I haven't done it before but thought it would probably be fine and work fairly well but not sure. Any tips?
Already cooked? Or all but the REQUIRED (per my grandmother) shallow fry in bacon grease?
I have a second-hand Foodsaver... found at a yard sale a few years ago and still going strong. I'd freeze on a plate and then vac seal. That way, a short swim in the vac bag in room temp water and ready to cook and EAT!
While I rarely have leftover crab cakes, the few times I've frozen them I COOK them first, then freeze them flat on parchment or wax paper on a flat-surface dish, then layer them - separated by the same paper - in plastic bags.
Then when I want them - usually in a short period of time - I just defrost them in the microwave & give them a quick saute in a buttered skillet.
Freezing them uncooked will have them falling apart when you thaw them, unless you make them with an unusually large amount of breading.