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Chef John's Crab Cakes

Chef John's Crab Cakes

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    8 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 23 m
Chef John

Chef John

These are what crab cakes are supposed to be like. They are basically a fried lump of crabmeat, held together with a minimum of filler. Delicious!

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  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 28.5 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 157 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 824 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Mix saltine crackers, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, seafood seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, egg, salt, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in crabmeat until mixture is combined but still chunky. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on a plate.
  4. Shape chilled crab mixture into 4 small thick patties; coat completely with bread crumbs.
  5. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-heat; cook crab cakes until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.
  6. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Michelle
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Michelle

4/15/2012

Excellent! If you are looking for a true Maryland crab cake, look no further. This is it! I have lived in Maryland, minutes from the Chesapeake Bay for 25 years, and this is practically identical to mine (I just use 12 crushed Ritz crackers, no bread crumbs), but I will try Chef John's version. I'm very lucky, get fresh crabmeat all summer and Old Bay is a must, if you can get it. You must try this recipe!

elaine
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elaine

5/16/2012

Your searching for the perfect recipe is over! This is crabmeat held together with an egg and crackers. Serve with tartar sauce and enjoy!

Janine Suzanne
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Janine Suzanne

5/10/2012

I have searched and to make a long story short......these are great, Chef John. Just what I was looking for in a crab cake. One of the best. Thank you so much. Making these for a party.

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