So, I made a decision to try and make more pantry items, rather than always buy them.
Last week, I made homemade crab cakes, and I received a number of questions about Old Bay Seasoning,
now I’m a New England Gal, bor
n and raised, so I didn’t know it was a weird spice.
A nice reader from Australian explained that it was illegal there. Which, of course, I started to promptly google, because who ever heard of a spice being illegal? I never found out why it was illegal, but if you search for it, there comes up a hundred articles, but after about 10 minutes, my interests tended to go away from it, and I just put it as my next homemade pantry item to make. If you do know, please share it with me. And, I’ll post the information on the bottom of the recipe.
I do know since my sister in law lives in Maryland, that it’s basically the spice of the state, they spread it over everything from french fries to crabs.
Kitchen Items Used:
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Homemade Pantry-Old Bay Seasoning (CopyCat)
- 2 tablespoons bay leaf powder
- 2 tablespoons celery salt
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons ground pepper (black)
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
All all of the ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
For best results keep in an air-tight container, until ready to use.