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Crab Patties

“I’ve been whipping up batches of these delicious patties for years,“ writes Paula Marchesi from Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania. “They’re always a hit—whether I serve them for brunch, lunch or a quick dinner to friends, family or even the grandkids.“ TIP: For a less filling alternative, serve the patties on lettuce and top with lemon wedges and sweet pickles instead of sliced tomato.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise, divided
  • 6 ounces imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; stir in 2 tablespoons mayonnaise. Add crab and mix well. Shape into four patties. In a large skillet, cook patties in butter over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Place the English muffins on a baking sheet. Spread with remaining mayonnaise. Top with tomato, crab patties and cheese. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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  • katlaydee3
    Aug 6, 2017

    These are really good for a light summer dinner. I served them with pasta salad.

  • tommypoo
    Jan 26, 2015

    I love this recipe, but don't serve it with the english muffin.

  • DragonSlayersRosebud
    Mar 18, 2014

    I exchanged sour cream for the mayo ( our family is not crazy about hot mayo). I shaped into patties and baked instead of fried. Delicious! As like cyounce's review, we also call them "Crabbie Patties". LOL!

  • cyounce
    Jan 13, 2011

    My family enjoyed these for a light dinner. I used hamburger buns since I didn't have English muffins on hand. Also left out the red pepper because I didn't have that either. I called them "Crabbie Patties" from the Spongebob cartoon & my son thought that was great.