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Bob's Crab Cakes Recipe

Bob's Crab Cakes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 213 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 568mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Bob's Crab Cakes

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JCV4 User ID: 628113 252353
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

"This is an easy and tasty recipe. I did add some garlic powder to the mix."

RelaxWithSwann User ID: 7326431 60212
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"

H20350 User ID: 6201483 124839
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?"

Bleugerman User ID: 4133955 146125
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."

barb312 User ID: 3176348 146121
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."

tcover21 User ID: 3716300 90625
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"

hal47 User ID: 1058650 139476
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"Good job Bob!"

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