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Crab Patties Recipe
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Crab Patties Recipe

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“I’ve been whipping up batches of these delicious patties for years,“ writes Paula Marchesi from Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania. “They’re always a hit—whether I serve them for brunch, lunch or a quick dinner to friends, family or even the grandkids.“ TIP: For a less filling alternative, serve the patties on lettuce and top with lemon wedges and sweet pickles instead of sliced tomato.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise, divided
  • 6 ounces imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; stir in 2 tablespoons mayonnaise. Add crab and mix well. Shape into four patties. In a large skillet, cook patties in butter over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  2. Place the English muffins on a baking sheet. Spread with remaining mayonnaise. Top with tomato, crab patties and cheese. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Crab Patties in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p24

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"I love this recipe, but don't serve it with the english muffin."

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"I exchanged sour cream for the mayo ( our family is not crazy about hot mayo). I shaped into patties and baked instead of fried. Delicious! As like cyounce's review, we also call them "Crabbie Patties". LOL!"

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"My family enjoyed these for a light dinner. I used hamburger buns since I didn't have English muffins on hand. Also left out the red pepper because I didn't have that either. I called them "Crabbie Patties" from the Spongebob cartoon & my son thought that was great."

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