At the National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, Maryland, these scrumptious crab cakes won First Place for field editor Betsy Hedeman of Timonium, Maryland. “I entered them on a whim after trying many crab cake recipes for my family,“ she recalls. “We think these are delicious and hope you do, too.“
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
"My family really likes crab cakes but always thought they had too much breading and not enough crab. So I experimented until I found the right light combination," says Kathy Buchanan of Hartsville, South Carolina. "This recipe is so good, you can serve it as an appetizer or a main dish."
I placed my personal stamp on my Aunt Ellie's crab cake recipe by changing up some of her ingredients. They're served with a tart and tangy creamy sauce. You can serve them on an appetizer spread or as a terrific first-course at a formal dinner.—Michelle Critchell, Moon, Virginia