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Seasoned Crab Cakes

At the National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, Maryland, these scrumptious crab cakes won me first place. I entered them on a whim after trying many crab cake recipes for my family. —Betsy Hedeman, Timonium, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 crab cakes


  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1 cup cubed bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  • In a large bowl, combine crab and bread cubes. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, mayonnaise, cream, lemon juice, butter, seafood seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Add to crab mixture and mix gently (mixture will be moist).
  • Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Drop crab mixture by 1/3 cupfuls into crumbs; shape each into a 3/4-in.-thick patty. Carefully turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • In a large skillet, cook crab cakes in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 197 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 640mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Robert
    Dec 19, 2020

    I get really tired of people trashing a recipe because they are from a certain place. Nowhere in here does she call them Maryland crab cakes. Believe it or not there are things that are just called crab cakes. She is from Maryland but not calling these Maryland Crab Cakes. If you aren't going to rate the recipe and just complain or trash it without even trying it don't leave a comment. I made these and they are delicious!

  • wpinion53
    Oct 23, 2020

    Very tasty, my family loved them. As for the people that commented on these aren't Maryland crab cakes, I have news for you it doesn't say anywhere that they are!! I love Maryland crab cakes but this recipe is good also

  • Linda
    Aug 31, 2020

    I have NOT made this recipe but I too am a Marylander. To others the name....nowhere in this recipe does it claim to be a "MARYLAND" crab cake. This one sounds delish.

  • joan
    Sep 16, 2019

    Cans of crab meat -- never! Bread crumbs to coat -- never! This is NOT an authentic Maryland recipe!

  • Rachel
    May 23, 2019

    I'm sorry, these are not Maryland crab cakes. They are made only with backfin, and are never coated in bread crumbs. There's way too much filler in these. Try the receipe on the Old Bay can.

  • gingermouse29
    May 22, 2019

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  • pmhendrson33
    Sep 25, 2009

    You want a tasty crabcake just use the receipe on the Old Bay Seasoning can. I am a Marylander and we do not bread our crab cakes. You make mix some crumbs in with the crab meat but the above sounds like someone that has never eaten a Md crab cake.

  • ajwheeler
    Jul 15, 2008

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  • 5xamom
    Sep 9, 2007

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