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Tasty Maryland Crab Cakes Recipe

Tasty Maryland Crab Cakes Recipe

I've lived in Maryland for more than 50 years, so I know firsthand how much folks around here love crab cakes. I experimented with a number recipes and came up with this one. My family really likes it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound cooked crabmeat or 3 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk together the first eight ingredients. Fold in crab.
  • 2. Place the bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Drop 1/3 cup crab mixture into crumbs; shape into a 3/4-in. thick patty. Carefully turn to coat. Repeat with remaining crab mixture.
  • 3. In a large skillet, cook patties in butter for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Yield: 6 patties.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 250 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 150 mg cholesterol, 905 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.