live & laugh: crab cakes & old bay fries

Crab Cakes & Old Bay Fries

This week some college friends and I will be making our annual beach trip to Ocean City, MD.  I have been looking forward to this trip for weeks now – sun, sand, Seacrets and some really good crab!

There’s a really great seafood spot we usually get to for dinner at least once every year.  It’s a tiny, no frills, unassuming little place that would be easy to walk by and miss – we actually only stumbled upon it by (happy) accident – but the seafood is as fresh as it gets and really yummy.  Whenever we go there I always get the crab cakes.

Since this trip only comes around once a year, I’ll sometimes make these crab cakes and old bay fries to reminisce the beach days (and just to have something delicious to eat).

Before & After

This dish hits just the spot! The fresh lumps of crab meat delicately pan-fried and served with the bright and tangy tartar sauce is great on it’s own — but the old bay fries make it a great meal for any summer night. Here’s the recipe for your own crab cake adventure!

If you’re not in the mood to cook up some seafood, or are traveling on a trip of your own, check out this list of Best Seafood Restaurants in the U.S.

Do you have a favorite summer-time seafood dish?


Knip Beach on Curacao, Caribbean

If you’re looking to plan a beach trip of your own check this article of Best U.S. Beaches 2013.

Where are some of your favorite beaches (or other vacation spots) to visit?


With summer just beginning, I hope you have some exciting trips planned with family and friends too!  And if a trip isn’t in your future and you’re close enough to a beach, a spontaneous day trip to the beach can be just as fun.

Orrrr maybe you’re not a beach person or just aren’t that close to one. If that’s the case, at the very least try to enjoy some fresh and yummy seafood this summer!

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