Handy International Breaks Their World’s Largest Crab Cake Record and Raises $3,127 for the Maryland 4-H Foundation

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Handy has successfully beaten their 2009 largest crab cake record by 47 lb. with a 300 lb. monster of a cake that took 9 hours to cook. Volunteers and Handy employees served up a generous sized crab cake on a Schmidt potato bread bun to those that wanted to taste a piece of history. The crab cake mixture featured fresh Smith Island crab meat and was said by some fair goers, to be one of the best crab cakes they’d ever had.

The Big Reveal - Handy employee's Chris and Jim remove the pan off the 300lb. cake. Photo by Brenda Bowen

The Big Reveal - Handy employee's Chris and Jim remove the pan off the 300lb. cake. Photo by Brenda Bowen

We are so pleased to beat our own record with this gigantic, delicious tasting crab cake and more importantly to donate $3,127 to the Maryland 4H Foundation

The record has been broken! Handy International, a Maryland seafood processor, broke their world record for the largest crab cake on September 1 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The huge 300 lb. crab cake topped their previous 2009 record by 47 lbs. Using a true Maryland-style recipe, there was a minimum of ingredients added which allowed the fresh Smith Island crab meat to be the star.

Would you believe—

  •     The custom made pan measured 3’ in diameter and 7 ½” deep.
  •     It required 9 hours to cook the 300 lb. crab cake.
  •     It took 6 strong men to lift the pan onto a certified scale to get the official weight.
  •     584 crab cake sandwiches were served and the crab cakes averaged about 7 oz.

The secret recipe was prepared in Handy’s own Crisfield, Maryland, plant and transported by refrigerated truck to the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

“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.”

Documentation of this huge undertaking is being reviewed by Guinness World Records® in order for Handy to receive the globally recognized world record, a procedure that could take up to 6 weeks to finalize.

Handy thanks all the volunteers and staff members that helped pull off this great event!    A video of the entire process (from preparing the recipe in Crisfield to cooking and serving at the Maryland State Fairgrounds) will be available on Handy’s website by September 15.

Handy International is a family-owned company and is America’s oldest seafood processor. Products include soft crabs, crab meat, crab cakes, crab specialty items, oysters and artisanal fish. Visit http://www.handycrab.com for more information.

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