Some dishes never get old. Homemade banana pudding, Mama’s fried chicken, and Southern sweet tea just to name a few. But when it comes to summertime, it’s crab cakes that take the cake…literally. This quintessential summer recipe can be served as a lovely party appetizer, but there’s something about enjoying them around the dinner table that really takes a typical weeknight supper up a notch.
Crab cakes are often made with breadcrumbs and a heaping helping of butter, so deciding what side dish to serve in tow is always a challenge. Our rule? Find something bright and flavorful yet simple enough not to outshine your cakes. For us, that means gains, vegetables, and salads. Here are a few of our favorite summertime sides to serve with crab cakes tonight.