Sweet Potato Crab Cakes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./ batch


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 01, 2023
Mild sweet potato flavor and a chipotle kick complement the fresh crab in these hearty cakes. Serve them with your favorite mayo or aioli sauce. —Robert Bosley, Pacific, Washington
Sweet Potato Crab Cakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 green onion (white part only), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt-free Southwest chipotle seasoning blend
  • 4 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, egg yolk, pepper, bread crumbs, cornmeal, sweet potato, onion, parsley, lemon juice, mayonnaise, seafood seasoning, mustard and seasoning blend. Fold in crab. Form into 12 patties; sprinkle with salt.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook crab cakes in oil in batches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

2 crab cakes: 290 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 779mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.