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Classic Crab Cakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

8 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
Our region is known for good seafood, and crab cakes are a traditional favorite. I learned to make them from a chef in a restaurant where they were a bestseller. The crabmeat's sweet and mild flavor is sparked by the blend of other ingredients. —Debbie Terenzini, Lusby, Maryland
Classic Crab Cakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh or canned crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup each chopped celery, green pepper and onion
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Optional: 2 to 4 tablespoons vegetable oil and lemon wedges

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the crab, bread crumbs, egg, mayonnaise, vegetables, juice and seasonings. Shape into 8 patties. Broil or cook patties in a cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet in oil for 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. If desired, serve with lemon.

Can you freeze Classic Crab Cakes?

Freeze cooled crab cakes in freezer containers, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, reheat crab cakes on a baking sheet in a preheated 325° oven until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 282 calories, 22g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 638mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.

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