Chef John's Crab Cakes

Chef John's Crab Cakes

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Chef John 21655

"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!"

Ingredients

1 h 23 m servings 297 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 28.5 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 151 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 728 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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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 identi...

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

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.