Crabby Pancake Stacker – Crabby, But Not Too Crabby


If you’re like me, then you’re starting the new year with 96 pots on the stove. Which ones to bring to the front burner, and in what order, is the game we call life, no? We don’t like undercooked things (except for sashimi) and no one likes burnt food. So, what do I recommend? Learn how to make my crabby pancake stacker in order to properly fuel your pot juggling efforts. I actually had a version of this for breakfast this morning, it looked like this:

I have a video of a similar preparation with guac, tomato jam, and melted onions here. As always, I encourage you to be creative and use what you have on hand. Here’s the PALEOCHEF video:

When I say I have 96 pots on the stove, I’m not joking. On a 12 burner stove, I have one front burner open at all times, the other 5 front burners are currently filled with building out the “Paleo Garage.” What’s the Paleo Garage, you ask? It’s where I’ll be holding my Paleo Cooking Classes. Stay tuned for more details as I am currently:

  1. Expanding my patio by 250sq. ft.
  2. Installing a 3 compartment sink.
  3. Remodeling my garage including hanging drywall, epoxying the floor, installing new outlets and lighting and removing the garage door opener. (Jesse and I will shoot a video tomorrow to give you an idea of what is going on.)
  4. Designing a new garage studio that will help take Paleo Productions to the next level.
  5. Investing not in gold or silver, but in stainless steel…

I kept it to five because this is the year of fives, remember? There are 91 other things going on and I know that the best thing I can do to face them with a smile is to fuel my body properly. Do you ever get crabby when you are hungry?

My brother just welcomed his first son, Clark, into this world. When I asked last week how Clark is doing, he said, “He’s great unless he’s hungry. Then, it’s quite a show.” He went on to say, “I’m kinda the same way.”

Isn’t that true? My wife can attest to my crabbiness when hungry. I’m downright mean. These day’s I’m using The Zone to keep me in balance. When I’m working hard, I need to eat every 2.5 hours, if I go any longer without eating, the show begins…

Anyways, use today’s recipe to be crabby, but not crabby. You follow?

“Keep It Paleo!” guys.

Your Pal,

Paleo Nick

This Guy’s Uncle. Paleo Clark!

Crabby Pancake Stacker

Ingredient List:

  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 cup lump crab meat
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 handful spring mix
  • 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup PALEOCHEF Lemon Herb Tomato Sauce
  • 5 sprigs cilantro, as garnish
  • Masago (fish eggs), as garnish (optional)

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Place a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
  2. Whisk the egg in a small mixing bowl and add crab meat. Stir to coat.
  3. Place egg/crab mixture into the pan and spread out evenly.
  4. Put spring mix into a medium sized mixing bowl. Squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper. Mix. Add a drizzle of olive oil and mix again.
  5. After 3-4 minutes of cooking, check the crab pancake to see if it is set (holding together when shaking the pan). Flip once set and cut the heat. Allow residual heat of the pan to finish the cooking process.
  6. Make a bed of salad mixture on a plate. Remove pancake from the pan and cut into four pieces. Stack pancakes on top of the salad mix.
  7. Top pancakes with PALEOCHEF Lemon Herb Tomato sauce and garnish with cilantro and Masago.
  8. Enjoy!

“Keep It Paleo!”

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