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Gertie's Crab Cakes

Renowned Baltimore chef John Shields shares a cherished family recipe

crab cakes with dip

Crab cakes are a summer staple. — Marc O. Finley/The Food Passionates/Corbis

"Gertie" was John's grandmother Gertrude Cleary, for whom his restaurant is named. This is her old-style family recipe. It was a favorite at the parish church-hall fundraisers back in her day, and it remains a top-selling favorite with patrons at Gertrude's. … Back to Article

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