RE: Respectable Crabcakes in Los Angeles?
Last Fall we were in Santa Monica and purchased Chesepeake crab meat in a chilled can at a local fish market- $22. Had to ask for it - it was hidden away. Thereupon the only reasonably good crab cakes to ever appear in the Los Angeles basin
were made by me and served to my loving family that evening.
Actually, they are not all that difficult to make: there's lots of good recipes - just make sure you season them gently and use just enough mayo, egg, and bread/cracker filler to barely hold them together and saute them gently in butter. Remember, its all about the crab meat - the rest is just fluff. and remember they 'll never be as good as along the shores of the Chesepeake.