Monday, June 22, 2015

Push It Around and Fry It Up

Tonight while making soft crabs I remembered the directions my grandmother gave me over 15 years ago.  I had asked her for some expert advice on their preparation while visiting with her back in the late 1990s.

Like many good foods the directions she gave were simple; pat the crab dry and then dip it into some egg, push it around in a little flour with salt and pepper, and then fry it up until it's ready to eat.

This evening, I did just what Granny said.  Once the crab was done I placed it on a potato roll with a slice of tomato...just like we used to.  I savored the first bite, closed my eyes for a minute and pictured my grandmother's kitchen- one that was always full of good food smells.

I'll never step foot in that kitchen again, but tonight- for a minute or two- I felt like I was there again.