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Crabmeat Stuffed Mushroom Caps

On 5/16/2018 4:11 PM, Kittie wrote:

I am looking for a stuffed mushroom cap recipe that used to be included in a little recipe 
fold-out found on the tops of canned crab meat. The recipe called for removing the stems 
from the caps, brushing them with butter, and baking the caps for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, 
the stuffing consisted of bread crumbs, parsley, chopped mushroom stems, and the crab meat 
from the can mixed together and lightly toasted in a skillet. This was then stuffed into 
the caps and baked. I cannot find the recipe anywhere! Yes, I realize I have given most 
of the recipe; it's the measurements I need. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanking you in advance,

Hi Kittie,

I try to locate recipes that exactly fit the requests that I receive. If a request asks for a particular recipe, especially one from a specific source, then I usually don't send recipes that "I thought you might like" or that "might be similar." Since most of my searching is done via computer, in order to be successful I need "keywords" that are unique to the recipe for which I am searching. In this case, the description you have sent has ingredients listed, but they are very common. Using them as keywords brings up dozens of recipes, but I found none that says "this recipe is found on the top of cans of canned crab meat." There are many, many "stuffed mushroom" recipes or "stuffed mushroom caps" recipes with mushrooms, butter, parsley and breadcrumbs, but most of them also have garlic in some form, and/or some kind of cheese and/or onions. You don't mention any of these ingredients, so I must assume that the recipe that you want does not have them. Plus, you don't remember, or don't mention, the brand of crab meat on which you found the recipe - that brand name would be very helpful.

I will post this for reader input, but if you can recall the brand of crab meat and/or other ingredients such as cheese, garlic, or onions, please send the information along.


Thank you so much for trying!  It is most appreciated. Potentially it was Crown Prince brand crabmeat.  
I tried contacting their customer service department last year and the recipe that the kind person 
found was sadly not the one I am looking for. As for other ingredients such as cheese, garlic, etc., 
I don't recall any of those listed, hence why I didn't include them in the remembered ingredient list.


Surry Sausage

On 5/14/2018 10:40 AM, Zach wrote:

Hi Uncle Phaedrus. I love Surry Sausage from Surry, Virginia but since the place where they 
made it burned down, it is no longer available. I have scoured the internet looking for a 
recipe as I want to try to make it at home but have not found anything. I am a very amateur 
sausage maker. Can you help locate a recipe for surry sausage?


Hello Zach,

Any recipe for making surry sausage (Edwards Virginia Smokehouse Smoked Sausage) remains a secret. I could not find a recipe or a copycat or a "tastes-like" recipe. There is a video of the sausage being made here, but of course it does not give a recipe: YouTube

However, it has been over two years since that fire destroyed their smokehouse, and although issues with their insurance company delayed rebuilding, they resumed selling their products last year. See the story here: Specialty Food

See their website here: Edwards Virginia Ham

The sausage page is here: Edwards Virginia Ham: Smoked Sausage

They have a Facebook page here: Facebook

I'll post this. There's always a chance that a reader can recommend a "tastes-like" recipe.


Cuneo's Rum Cake

On 5/15/2018 3:44 PM, David wrote:

Phaed -- Thanks for the help . I will try checking with Christine through facebook for the 
recipe. What is the site where you publish recipe requests from others and, of course, publish 
responses to the requests? I am also interested in the rum cake recipe from Cuneo's in Texas 
you obtained -- among other recipes. Your culinary friend, Dave. 

Hello Dave,

The main page of my site is here. You can find everything if you begin there:

There is a site search engine, a yearly index, and a subject index.

I did not have "Cuneo's Rum Cake" recipe, but I found it here: Texas Cooking


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