Crab Cakes with Lime Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


3 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
Reel in a breezy taste of the seashore with these delectable, crispy-coated crab cakes. The refreshing, lip-smacking lime sauce adds a delightful summery tang to this old-fashioned favorite. —Marjie Gaspar, Oxford, Pennsylvania


  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 35), divided
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest


  1. In a large bowl, combine the crab, onion, mustard, dressing mix, 1 cup cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Shape into six patties; coat with remaining cracker crumbs.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook crab cakes for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  3. For lime sauce, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, lime zest, and remaining mayonnaise and lime juice until blended. Serve with crab cakes.

Nutrition Facts

2 crab cakes with 1/4 cup dip: 1039 calories, 92g fat (15g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1207mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.