Drew Young in the New York Observer

The Cajun Expats | The New York Observer

A really delightful piece put together by Steve Garbarino from the NY Observer about people moving from NYC to NOLA to make their homes here. Steve graciously profiled me in this piece. Some of the comments are a little harsh but it is a free country. Thanks Steve.

Mr Wardell’s 80th Birthday

This is a recipe from this article that I was recently quoted in from The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

Drew’s Oyster Cakes
Makes 12 appetizer-size cakes
1 dozen oysters, chopped
1 egg
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 cup whole wheat bread or cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons olive oil
Place oysters in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, beat egg, Worcestershire, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, parsley flakes, dry mustard, mayonnaise, prepared mustard, cracker or bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix well.
Fold this dressing into oysters. Shape mixture into slightly flattened patties, place on a platter or plate and chill.
To cook: Saute the cakes in 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil on both sides until they are golden brown, or broil until golden brown on each side.
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View the original article on Nola.com.
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