- 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
- 1 tablespoon butter
- In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup bread crumbs, green onions, red pepper, egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder and cayenne; fold in crab.
- Place remaining bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Divide mixture into eight portions; shape into 2-in. balls. Gently coat in bread crumbs and shape into a 1/2-in.-thick patty.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add crab cakes; cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Easy Crab Cakes
"Would it be possible to bake these instead of frying them? I can't wait to try them, but I can't eat fried foods."
"Very good! I'll make this again....and I don't like crab!"
"They were good but needed Dijon mustard. And I'd never use crab from a can. Use Phillips crabmeat in your seafood section. It may cost more but there is a huge difference. Also shape the patties and cover them and let them firm in the refrigerator. They won't fall apart when cooking. Definitely a worthy recipe."
"Very good !! I did delete the sweet pepper, overpowering. The rest of the recipe is great!!"
"The flavor of these easy crab cakes was very good. Mine were a little soggy so make sure you press all the water out of the canned crab."
"Kimmyjo if you have a Kroger where you live go to the seafood section and you will find different types of crab meat in plastic containers. These are more expensive but better quality than canned crab. It is cleaner than canned too. Hope that helps."
"Would love to make these, but....I need some serious helpful suggestions as to the best and quickest way to remove cartilage from a can of crab meat. I have used it in the past to make a crab dip for guest and was so afraid I would not get all the cartilage out. Spent over an hour rubbing the crab meat between my fingers to try to located the cartilage by feel. Man, what a mess. I LOVE crab meat but am a rookie at it. Please anyone,,,,help?"
"Very good recipe. Our family personally prefers it without the cayenne pepper. This recipe also works great with canned salmon for salmon cakes (may need to add another egg). Yummy!"
"I have available here, fresh crab meat, either the claw, or the lump. So, there is more flavor in the crab meat. However it is a rather delicate taste, and you must be careful to not cancel out the flavor of the crab meat with spices etc. I used cracker crumbs in lieu of the flavored bread crumbs which I never use. Works better for me."
"I'be been using this recipe since it was first published in TOH. My family really likes them and I usually double the recipe so that I have some extra for the freezer to take for lunch. I have also substituted salmon for crab. I do not add Old Bay and do not think much of the ones who run down recipes without ever making them exactly as they are written first. You are not providing a real review and add nothing of value. Anyone can cook from the back of a can."