Bob's Crab Cakes Recipe
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Bob's Crab Cakes Recipe

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When I had my first crab cake, I was hooked from the first bite. I tried many recipes, adding and taking out ingredients until I found what I was looking for. I've used this recipe for more than 30 years.—Bob Kolwyck, Germantown, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 slices day-old bread, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Nutritional Facts

Two crab cakes (prepared with egg substitute and using nonstick cooking spray instead of oil) equals 213 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 115 mg cholesterol, 568 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; mix well. Add crab; mix gently. Form mixture into eight balls; flatten slightly. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the crab cakes in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Yield: 8 crab cakes.
Originally published as Bob's Crab Cakes in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p59

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"delicious. I lowered the glycemic index by using oatmeal instead of bread and added red and orange peppers. went great with brussel sprouts and cauliflower"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Delicious and so easy. Makes exactly 8 patties which all fit into one skillet. Seems to be missing something though...maybe onion?"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"These are very good. My only complaint is the nutrition figures. They are NOT based on the exact recipe but on using substitutes. Figure them only on the recipe as written."

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2010

"I cut the recipe in half and used salmon instead of crab. They turned out great - moist on the inside, crispy on the outside."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"my mouth was watering for these,when I tasted them it lacked a lot of flavor and were overly moist hard to turn in the pan,easy to put together and cook"

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