I made crab cakes with grilled asparagus last week. I was reluctant to buy the crab meat and even (gasp) thought about using imitation crab meat- but I found an 8 0z. container of Kroger brand meal crab meat on sale for $7.99 so I splurged!
I had remembered reading from a couple of you that the crab cakes were very moist and didn't stay together very well. To cope with that, I doubled the amount of crab cakes in the mix and patted each crab cake with bread crumbs before putting them in the pan. Ours stayed together very nicely!
Another hint I will do next time is to drain the cooked veggie mix before you put it in the crab mix. I don't think it needed the extra liquid.
Also, make sure your oil is VERY hot before putting the crab cake in.
I love remoulade sauce (from Pappas Seafood Restaurant), so I gave this one a try. It was okay- Danny even ate a little of it. It could be that the pickles I used were dill hamburger slices (hey- it's what I had at home) Brayden loved what little I gave him, mainly because he was getting to dip something :)