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Recipe - Mirelurk Cakes
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Recipe - Mirelurk Cakes is a holodisk in Fallout 3, found in the hidden freezer compartment in Anchorage Memorial.



1 bucket mirelurk meat
12 eggs, mixed up
1 loaf bread, stale and crumbled
1 bottle mayonnaise (see Marjorie for mayo)
1 branch scrub plant, dried and crushed
2 fists of Salt
Oil (for pan)

Remove any shell from lurk. In bucket, toss together bread, egg, scrub and mayo until moistened, but do not over mix. Add any available spices for taste

Ball up 25-30 cakes, 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. Place in freezer until they firm up. Sprinkle batch with salt.

In a heavy pan, fry cakes in oil, turning once until both sides are brown


In the Anchorage War Memorial, the player can find a "secret stash" containing the recipe for mirelurk cakes. To get it, the player must find the necessary door component to unlock the storage room, which has a key to the stash and a note on how to find it. The stash itself is hidden in one of the refrigerators on the level beneath the kitchen area. Having the key in your inventory "activates" the stash and generates the items in the fridge. It should be noted the recipe is not like schematics and you will not be able to make the cakes yourself even if you find it.


  • This recipe cannot actually be made in the game, as most of the ingredients do not exist within the game.

Behind the scenes

Tim Cain, the producer/lead programmer for Fallout and Fallout 2, was particularly fond of cooking and would often surprise his team with culinary delicacies of his own creation. This led to the inclusion of some of his recipes in game manuals and in games themselves. While unconfirmed, it is likely that the mirelurk cake recipe is an homage to this phenomenon. Note that if one presumes that mirelurk meat is crab meat, this is essentially a recipe for breaded crab cakes.