We were strolling through the frozen aisle, perusing for the latest and greatest vegan convenience food, when we came across the line of Match Meats.
And lucky for us, Match Meats had something we'd been in search of forever, mock "crab" meat.
My husband, being the hasn't-had-seafood-in-12-years vegan he is, didn't even think twice about spending the $9 for the frozen treat.
And boy, am I glad he didn't.
Here it is, crab cakes to serve to any eater - omnivore and herbivore alike.
Chubby Vegan Crab Cakes
1 package of Match Meat Crab
1 2/3 cups mashed potatoes (we prepare ours with a little bit of butter, sour cream, salt and pepper)
1/2 cup sweet onion diced
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup Italian parsley
1/2 cup lemon zest & juice
1 TBS Old Bay seasoning
Panko bread crumbs (to coat the outside of the crab cake)
4 diced up carrots
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
Canola oil (for cooking)
Thaw crab ahead of time and fold together all the ingredients except the oil and panko bread crumbs.
Form patties and dredge in panko bread crumbs.
Cook in hot oil on medium heat for two-three minutes each side.
Lay on plate covered with napkins.
Serve with your favorite fish-esque sauce!