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crab cake
Crab Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
A crab cake is a popular American recipe that is prepared with crabmeat and other ingredients such as breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, mustard, and egg. It is then fried, sautéed, baked, or grilled.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nita Ragoonanan
  • 5 oz. panko or breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • ½ lb crab meat pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1 lemon quartered
  1. In a bowl, vigorously mix 3 oz. (100 g) panko (or breadcrumbs) and all the other ingredients except the crab, olive oil and lemon.

  2. Add the crab and stir gently with a spatula until everything is incorporated.
  3. Add the remaining panko (or breadcrumbs) into a shallow dish.

  4. With wet hands, shape the crab mixture into 4 balls of equal size.
  5. Roll them in the panko.
  6. Gently flatten the crab balls to form 4 patties of about 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.

  7. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Add the patties and cook 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  9. Serve with lemon wedges.