True Maryland Crab Cakes

True Maryland Crab Cakes

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"This Crab Cake recipe is the true Crab Cake with no fillers and no heavy spices, all crab meat. This recipe has been in my family for generations."


30 m servings 388 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 27.6 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 137 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 640 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the pancake mix, mustard, mayonnaise, egg and parsley until well blended. Fold in the crabmeat. Form into 3 inch patties.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. There should be enough oil to reach half way up the sides of the crab cakes. When the oil is hot, carefully place the patties in the pan. Fry until golden brown on each side, about 8 minutes per side. If patties are browning too fast, reduce the heat. Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.
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  1. 22 Ratings


I was born and live in Baltimore Maryland and worked at three fine dining resteraunts growing up. A maryland crab cake is crab meat, mayonaise, eggs,bread crumbs, and spices, the BEST is the McC...

The pancake batter (which BTW is not original to the "true" Maryland crabcake, masks the flavor of the crabmeat.

Wow! This is an awesome and amazingly easy recipe! I served it on a bed of romaine with a chili mayo sauce drizzled over the cakes. Yum! Hint to all use Bisquik instead of pancake mix. The c...

i was a bit leary of the pancake mix... but it was AWESOME

The sweetness in the pancake mix goes well with the crab. I added a little Old Bay instead of parsley.

This was not as good as I thought it would be. The pancake mix made it too doughy, but if you don't use as much as recipe calls for, it won't stay together while cooking in oil. It tastes more l...

Old bay automatically makes this a five star recipe and if you are not from the Eastern Shore of MD where we good country folk live and breathe seafood, yes you would beleive that you broil a re...

I am a not so very good cook, or so my kids tell me, and despite the fact that I am almost sure i messed this up just a bit, they tasted fantastic! Super easy and really yummy! Thanks I did use ...

I loved these! Great flavor, and they were wonderful the next day in sandwiches.