Food Fight Friday: Crab Cakes vs Empanadas

This week’s Food Fight Friday features a couple of interesting reader submitted photos. It’s not often we get either crab … Continued

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This week’s Food Fight Friday features a couple of interesting reader submitted photos. It’s not often we get either crab or band-tailed pigeon on the Wild Chef blog, so I’m pretty excited to feature each here this week. I’m not sure there’s a clear winner here, so I’m going to stare at each picture a bit longer to work up an appetite. I suggest you do the same, then vote for whichever really gets you salivating.

SMC1986’s Crab Cakes

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Homemade crab cakes, homemade stuffed ham, kale fresh from grandma’s garden, real mashed potatoes and a chocolate filled strawberry. The crab cakes are made from my last Foodsaver bag of blue crab meat caught last summer trot lining. Stuffed ham is a Southern Maryland delicacy that is a whole corned ham stuffed with kale, cabbage, mustard seed, red pepper flakes and other seasonings then boiled for 7-10 hours. It is delicious and not found anywhere else in the world. I made the stuffed ham myself as well.

Neil Selbicky’s Empanadas

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I tried the empanadas recipe the other day. As I did not have enough teal duck, I made up the difference with band-tailed pigeon. It was pretty good! Also filled some morel halves with the mixture. I experimented with Athens phyllo dough and eventually a thicker Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. Puff pastry sheets are the way to go. Very easy. I plan to break them out for the NBA Finals.

Keep those great photos coming. You can send yours in to fswildchef@gmail.com.