Dinner at Clyde’s of Reston

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
My recent trip to the USA had me rethinking about American Food. It’s definitely not the stereotype I had in my mind. My meal at Clyde’s was definitely good American food.

Clyde’s of Reston is just one of the 13 restaurants under Clyde’s Restaurant Group. This was located in my favorite Reston Town Center.
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Their drinking water was in pitcher that looked like stone. Believe me it’s as heavy as stone too. A pitcher is placed on each table for self-service. Great idea so we didn’t have to wait for water refills.
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The waiters were so used to carrying so many plates on their arms.
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La’s hubby ordered the super tender and flavorful pork chop.
Grilled Bone in Pork Loin
Grilled Bone in Pork Loin $16.50
marinated center cut pork loin, roasted potatoes, green beans,
grilled peach ginger compote

La had this huge fried fish. I really, really loved it. It wasn’t greasy and it was really crisp and meaty.
Trout Parmesan
Trout Parmesan $17.75
flash fried parmesan crusted trout, roasted potatoes, and green beans with a drizzle of hollandaise sauce

Crabs are abundant in Manila and it’s usually served whole and you have to pick all the meat yourself. That’s probably why I don’t eat much crab. I’m too lazy. When I saw crab cake on the menu I wanted to try it.

Wow huge pieces of lump crab with barely any binders and loosely packed into a cake. It was simple and yummy. The crab meat was succulent and fresh. I wish we had crab cakes in Manila’s restaurants.
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes single $15.50/double $23.95
Parmesan potatoes, corn and remoulade

They were kind enough to post the recipe on their website.

CLYDE’S CRAB CAKES
(Serves 2)
It is important to pick over them crab meat gently to remove excess shell and cartilage. This is one of our most requested recipes.
1 lb.
jumbo lump crab meat
1/3 cup
mayonnaise
1 tbsp
water
2 tsp
Old Bay seasoning
1 tbsp
Dijon mustard
1 tbsp
chopped parsley
4
saltine crackers

1. Pick the crab meat over to remove excess shells and cartilage.
2. Combine the mayo, Old Bay, parsley, mustard and water until smooth.
3. Add the mayo mixture to the crab meat and mix, being careful not to break up the lumps of crab meat.
4. With your hands, break up the saltines into crumbs and mix into the crab mixture.
5. Form into four patties and pan-fry, or broil the cakes until golden brown.

Clyde’s of Reston
11905 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190
telephone: (703) 787-6601

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