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Deviled Crab Cakes

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Ingredients

2 cups lump crabmeat
1 egg
¼ cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 small Vidalia onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 red pepper, diced
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup chives, chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1/3 cup Swiss cheese, melted
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon brandy
A few drops of Tabasco sauce
A few drops Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions

Sauté the olive oil, butter, onion, garlic, red pepper, parsley, and chives together, about 5 minutes. Stirring constantly, add the flour then slowly pour in the milk, Swiss cheese, and mayonnaise. As this mixture begins to bubble gently, add the lemon juice, lemon zest, brandy, Tabasco, Worcestershire, and red pepper flakes. Simmer.

Preheat the oven to 350°. Beat one egg and stir into the sauce until thoroughly blended. Fold in the grated cheese, and if necessary, thicken the sauce with a bit of cornstarch. Add the crabmeat to the sauce and blend thoroughly. Distribute the blended crab mixture into eight crab cake molds, or shape 8 to 10 cakes and place on a greased baking tray. Refrigerate the crab cakes for at least an hour. Bake approximately 25 minutes.


One Body

Just as he put himself and each of us in a body, so he put that body into membership with his Body where everyone works in unison with a purpose whose perfect design will only be revealed to us in the life to come where eye has not seen nor ear heard what God has in store for those who love him (1 Corinthians 2:9).

For now, begin to look at your body and your soul with wonder. With every morsel you eat, do not presume to understand the mystery that you are. Instead be in awe of each moment of life that courses through your veins, of each breath you inhale and exhale. What wondrous God is this who can package together trillions of atoms, greater than the number of stars in the universe; billions of subatomic particles; sixty million gallons of blood coursing through sixty thousand miles of blood vessels; to say nothing of a three-pound brain that contains ten billion neurons and growing, and has one hundred trillion neurological interconnections. These are only a few of the bodily statistics presented by Doctor Swenson, but they are enough to arouse wonder and gratitude as we glimpse but a fraction of what it means to be made in the form and likeness of God.


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