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Bob’s Crab Cakes

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.
  • Makes
    8 crab cakes


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition 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.
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  • JCV4
    Aug 8, 2016

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

  • RelaxWithSwann
    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
    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
    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.

  • ruthsblack
    May 14, 2010

    No comment left

  • barb312
    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
    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
    Dec 29, 2009

    Good job Bob!