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article imageCompany breaks its own record for world's largest crab cake

By Leigh Goessl     Sep 5, 2012 in Food
A Maryland-based seafood processing company looks to have just set the record for the world's largest crab cake ─ for the third time. The massive 300-pound crab cake was created on Sept. 1 at this year's Maryland State Fair.
According to WJLA, Handy International, broke their record over the weekend during the annual state fair.
Currently, the company holds the record for its 253-pounder cooked in 2009. And that's not the first record either. The company, Handy International, said in an announcement on their website, they have broken the record three times, the first was in 2006.
If you're wondering how to cook a 300-pound crab cake, the Baltimore Sun reported what it takes: 200 lbs of crab meat, eggs, breading and seasoning. Handy shares in their announcement, they wanted to stick to Maryland tradition and use the minimum of ingredients. The cooks used a custom-made pan measuring 3-feet in diameter and 7.5 inches deep.
Then it needs to cook for about nine hours. The finished product yielded 584 7 oz. crab cake sandwiches.
Guinness World Records® is currently reviewing the new record, and reports say it could take approximately six weeks to complete the review. The exact weight was reported to be 301.5 pounds.
Proceeds from the sale of crab cake sandwiches at the fair are being given to the Maryland 4-H Foundation.
“We are so pleased to beat our own record with this gigantic, delicious tasting crab cake”, commented Terry Conway, CEO and owner of Handy, "and more importantly to donate $3,127 to the Maryland 4H Foundation.”
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