Maryland Crab Cakes III

Maryland Crab Cakes III

183 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Jeff Hemerly
Recipe by  Jeff Hemerly

“These crab cakes are rich and moist with lots of meat and very little filling. Typical of finer restaurants!”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Preheat oven on broiler setting. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together crushed saltine crackers, mayonnaise, brown mustard, onion, celery, and Old Bay seasoning. Gently stir in the crabmeat. Shape into 6 patties. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Broil crab cakes 8 to 10 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

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This was a good basic recipe. I made a few changed/additions. Like other users, halved the mayo and added 2 eggs. Used a bit more crab meat, as I like mine full of crab. 1/2 saltines, 1/2 bread crumbs. about 1/3 cup dried parsley, some lemon juice, some worchestershire, and definitely more old bay (I'm from MD). I couldn't bring myself to broil these, I've always pan fried, so I used 1 Tbsp butter and a few Tbsp Vegetable oil on med/high heat. These are filling, so I served on toasted buns with tomatoes and a wonderful veggie medley on the side. Thanks for the recipe!



These were really great! They made me homesick for Baltimore. Too salty for me so I replaced the crackers with bread crumbs and added a bit more Old Bay instead. I think next time I'll try unsalted crackers. I like the cracker consistancy and a strong Old Bay flavor but saltines were too much. Thanks!

Chef Joy

Chef Joy

AFTER READING ALL THE REVIEWS: I tried this several recommended ways, and this seems to be the key to a happy crowd for us.. 1) changing mayo amount to 1/2C or it turns out to be very greasy to us. 2) add chopped green onion and red pepper (eyeball amount) esp since most our friends aren't onion fans 3) add 1/8C parsley 4) 1.5t Old Bay Seasoning, and lastly I followed the advice of putting a dash of Worcestershire's and lemon juice. What a hit this was. If you use the broiler instead of frying on med-high ...please check them often as they should not dark in color as some have shown but a golden brown.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 409 cal
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 31.6 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 820 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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