Whenever I’m out to a restaurant and there are crab cakes on the menu I always order them. I just love crab cakes so much. What’s not to love?! If I ever get my hands on fresh crab I absolutely have to make them. You know what the best part of crab cakes are? They’re not hard at all to make! Seriously.
1 pound crab meat, picked through to get out any shell or cartilage
1 scallion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 heaping tablespoon chopped red pepper
1 heaping tablespoon chopped yellow pepper
15 Ritz crackers (or saltines) smashed
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (or Creole seasoning)
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 heaping teaspoon Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon butter
The first thing you want to do is pick through your crab for any pieces of shell or cartilage that might have snuck by
To the crab add your chopped scallion, minced garlic, chopped red and yellow bell pepper, smashed up crackers, hot sauce, Old Bay seasoning, salt, pepper, Dijon, egg, and mayo. Mix well with hands
When everything is mixed together preheat a shallow pan over medium high heat and add enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan and the tablespoon of butter
Once the oil is hot form your patties with your hand. You want to squish them together to ensure that they won’t fall apart when you’re frying. You can make your crab cakes as big or as small as you want! Person preference
Once you have all your crab cakes formed add a few at a time to your hot oil. Let cook on one side for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown and carefully flip to the other side
Let cook for another 3-4 minutes
Once they’re cooked I like to put them on a paper towel to get off any extra oil
Now you’re ready to serve! You can just serve them with lemon wedges like I like to do, or you could do a sweet chili sauce, or a remoulade. Whichever you prefer! Ta-da! See… how easy was that? Now you don’t have to go to Cape Cod to enjoy crab cakes anytime!
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I LOVE crab cakes!
Looks great sweetheart!!!!
Your so dreamy , makes one long for where your beautiful Sun Dresses have all gone…
Thanks so much Blakely! 🙂 Tell us more about Greece, and the food there! 🙂
It looks GREAT! Thanks Blakely!
this is a dish that is hard to find out in restaurants. i have to try it.
We tried making Crab Cakes a week or two ago, they, the Crab Cakes kept falling apart while we were frying them. We did use crushed Saltines as a filler, they may have absorbed to much Olive Oil. Being close to San Francisco, the Crab Meat was fresh not frozen. We will try your recipe, next.Pattidawn and Bill
Wherr did u get your crab meat
Your crab cakes rock! I was looking for a recipe that would be easy. Your website popped up! I love the recipes. I can’t wait to start trying them! Thanks so much!
Hi Maddy!!! Thank you so much!! So happy you found me and I can’t wait to hear about you trying more recipes 🙂