Chef John's Crab Cakes

89 Reviews 19 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    8 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 23 m
Chef John
Recipe by  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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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 crab cakes

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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.

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Reviews (89)

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Michelle
117

Michelle

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
51

elaine

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
37

Janine Suzanne

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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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 297 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs
  • 10.8 g
  • 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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