Easy Crab Cakes with Farmland® Bacon

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I wish I could proudly admit that I am one of those amazing moms who spends their Sunday evenings meal planning for the week or for the big game. No really, I really wish that I was that mom. But I'm not, on Sunday evenings I am usually yelling at my girls to get into bed so I can try and have a minute to myself. 

So when I do my weekly grocery shopping, I sometimes buy ingredients and hope that inspiration will hit me before the big game starts. This week, I bought crab from the carniceria and really wanted to make crab cakes, the perfect game day appetizer. As I started to prepare, I wondered how could I make them even more interesting? And then BOOM just like that, bacon! I always have Farmland® Bacon on hand. 

I buy Farmland® Bacon all the time, it has such great flavor, it's easy to cook with, and is always a great value. Farmland® bacon is slow smoked over real hardwoods for maximum flavor. For decades, Farmland® has taken pride in perfecting their curing and smoking technique – a difference you’ll taste in every delicious bite.

To make these amazingly

Easy Bacon Crab Cakes

you will need:

1 pack of

Farmland®

Bacon (chopped)

1 lb of Crab meat (separated)

1 cup Flour 

1 Egg

1 cup Garlic Herb Bread Crumbs

1/4 cup Mayonnaise 

1 tbsp Mustard

1 tbsp Tapatio

Instructions:

Step 1. Chop bacon and shred crab meat. 

Step 2. Mix together Mayonnaise, Mustard and Tapatio.

Step 3. Mix bread crumbs, mayonnaise mixture, and the egg,  with the crab meat. 

Step 4. Form the crab meat mixture into patties in the palm of your hand. 

Step 5. Roll the crab cake patty into the flour.

Step 6. Heat oil in a skillet and place the crab cakes to fry for about 4 minutes on each side or until nice and crispy.

I always thought crab cakes were difficult to make, I don't know why I've never made them before. But I must admit, out of all the crab cakes I've tried before, none have tasted quite like this. You know that saying, "Bacon makes everything better!" well 

Farmland®

 Bacon definitely made these crab cakes better. If you are looking for the perfect game day appetizer, you need to try this recipe, you will be amazed at how easy it is and how delicious it tastes.

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This is a compensated collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


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What does "modern family" mean to you? 
Johnson & Johnson has chosen three familias to represent what they feel is "la familia de hoy." The family of today or the modern family can mean a lot of different things. The modern family can mean having two moms or two dads or only one mom or only one dad. But more personally, for me the family of today is much more than an immediate family. The modern family to me includes grandparents. I know so many families that because of the status that our current economy is in, are being forced to move back home. Not only is it difficult for families to find jobs and buy homes of their own, but our parents are having difficulty keeping their homes as well. It has become a joint effort on behalf of both generations to keep things going and raise a family. I am a product of that exact situation and for the most part, I am happy to agree that it really does take a village.  

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Lopez Family
Out of the three families I have chosen to vote for the Lopez family, an energetic and charismatic family that enjoys spending time together. Although born in Los Angeles, parents Leslie and Giovanni have roots stemming from Mexico and Guatemala. Leslie is a housewife and Giovanni an insurance agent, have two children, son Julio (5 years old) loves soccer and daughter Amber (3 years old) loves what most 3 year old's love, her dolls. The Lopez family also includes grandparents Juan and Maria. Juan, a retired accountant and Maria, a school administrator, have been married for 30 years. Also a part of la familia is Juan, Leslie's brother, a pharmacy tech and his wife Jessica, a teachers aid along with their baby Mila (6 months). The Lopez family likes to spend their weekends like most modern day families, together having traditional breakfasts at Juan and Maria's house and attending Julio's soccer games. The Lopez family definitely represents what I feel is "la familia de hoy."

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What characteristics do you feel make up "la familia de hoy" or the modern day family? I'd love to hear in the comment section below.