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Delicious & Easy Crab Cake Recipe

Delicious & Easy Crab Cake Recipe

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Learn how to make this delicious and easy crab cake recipe using fresh or canned crab! Perfect to make all year long!

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Now that you have caught and cleaned your Blue Claw Crabs, it’s time to enjoy this delicious delicacy!  You can find my how-to guide on Crabbing here and my recipe for Boiled Hard-Shell Blue Crabs here.

After we boil them, we sit at the table and crack ’em open!  There is just something therapeutic about cracking crabs.  Of course, we taste as we go, but as we crack we put the meat into a bowl.  Our favorite way to enjoy the meat?  This easy crab cake recipe! 

While, you can get as complicated as you would like crab cakes (adding things like onion, celery, carrots, etc), this recipe is simple as can be.  And you know what?  It’s delicious!

I like to serve them with some sweet potato fries or cheddar biscuits.

How to Make Our Easy Crab Cake recipe

Be sure to scroll down to get the full printable recipe with instructions and ingredients! 

Ingredients you will need: 

Mayo 
egg 
bread crumbs 
Mustard 
salt & pepper
oil 
crab meat

In a medium bowl, mix the egg and mayo together.

Add the remaining ingredients, except for the oil and 1/4 c. of bread crumbs.

Place the 1/4 c. bread crumbs into a separate bowl.

Heat oil over low to medium heat.

Shape into 6 patties and coat each with the dry bread crumbs.

Cook crab cakes on low to medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, until heated through and browned.  Be sure to flip at least once.

Remove the crab cakes from the pan when cook through and place on a paper town lined plate.  

Squirt 1/2 of a lemon over the top and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

 

How to Serve Your Crab Cakes

As a sandwich or sliders
on a salad 
as an appetizer 

Sadly, because crab cakes are made out of mostly perishable ingredients, be sure to enjoy right away and refrigerate your leftovers, enjoying them within 24 hours. 

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Easy Crab Cakes Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Learn how to make this delicious and easy crab cake recipe using fresh or canned crab! Perfect to make all year long!

Ingredients

  • * 1/4 c. mayonnaise,
  • * 1 large egg,
  • * 1 1/4 c. bread crumbs,
  • * 1 tsp mustard,
  • * salt & pepper,
  • * 1 1/2 c. crab meat,
  • * 2 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
  • * and 1/4 c. bread crumbs

Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl, mix the egg and mayo together.
    2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the oil and 1/4 c. of bread crumbs.
    3. Place the 1/4 c. bread crumbs into a separate bowl.
    4. Heat oil over low to medium heat.
    5. Shape into 6 patties and coat each with the dry bread crumbs.
    6. Cook crab cakes on low to medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, until heated through and browned.  Be sure to flip at least once.
    7. Remove the crab cakes from the pan when cook through and place on a paper town lined plate.  
    8. Squirt 1/2 of a lemon over the top of your crab cakes and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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Marei

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

I am not really a crab fan. I dont eat such. But with this easy and delicious recipe that you have created, I might try something I hate. Thank you.

Heather M

Friday 8th of August 2014

Yum! I love love love crab cakes. Fresh would be best.

Cynthia

Friday 25th of July 2014

I'm a big fan of any seafood but especially crab. These crab cakes look delicious. Thank you for Linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

Clare

Friday 11th of July 2014

I have to say I've never eaten a crab cake let alone cooked one myself - but you make it look really easy!