Crazy for crab cakes? You'll find the best ones in the D.C. area.
Will you visit the nation's capital soon?
Add an international culinary tour to your stay. Washington, D.C., boasts a vibrant, world-class dining community supported by both its residents and visitors alike.
In 1979, Jean Louis at The Watergate became one of the most famous -- and perhaps best -- restaurants in America.
Soon after, the arrival of other celebrity chefs and the growth of local talent led to a huge increase in dining options.
Washington is a great place to increase your knowledge of ethnic foods.
When I first moved to D.C., there were only two Vietnamese restaurants in New York -- compared to 120 here. These days, there are 15 excellent Ethiopian restaurants and countless other international varieties within walking distance of my home.
We call our local cuisine "Southern Regional," and many of our chefs feature the bounty of the Chesapeake and Shenandoah. The following local favorite will give you a taste of what Washington offers:
"The World's Best Crab Cakes"
Makes 4 servings
"The World's Best Crab Cakes" Recipe Ingredients
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 6 crushed saltine crackers
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 4 ounces sweet butter for frying
- 2 scallions
- 1 shallot
- 1/4 red bell pepper
- 1 pound of fresh lump crabmeat
"The World's Best Crab Cakes" Recipe Preparation
- Combine first seven ingredients in a large bowl.
- Chop scallions, shallot and red bell pepper.
- Sauté for two minutes and add to bowl.
- Gently fold in crab.
- Form patties, and fry in butter over medium heat until golden brown.
- Serve with lemon wedges.
About Chef Marty
As part of the D.C. Dining Society, Chef Marty hosts local television shows, cooking and wine classes, holiday feasts and other events for visiting groups. The 15,000 members of the society recently named Il Mulino New York as Washington's best new restaurant and The PGA Tour Grill as best value. We awarded Tandem Winery our prize as America's finest winemaker and Kluge Estate Wines as the country's most promising. Patsy's, Reo's, Mom's, and Il Mulino were judged as America's best pasta sauces.
Contact Chef Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule unique dining tours, banquets, cooking classes, wine and food seminars, meetings or other events in D.C.
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We call our local cuisine "Southern Regional," and many of our chefs feature the bounty of the Chesapeake and Shenandoah. The following local recipe favorite will give you a taste of what Washington DC offers
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