The Baltimore Crab Cake


When crab cakes are talked about in Maryland and Baltimore in particular, it enters the realm of art form and gourmet eating experience. Just about everyone has a special recipe that has evolved from great grand mothers to great aunts and mothers and the reality is that they all taste great. Quality cakes always use lump crab meat and while canned meat is okay it is never the same.

Bread crumbs are traditionally used as a crab cake filler, and some recipes also use milk soaked bread as instead. This makes fewer crab cakes but they do tend to have a better crab falvour. Of course the choice is then to pan fry or broil the Baltimore crab cake.

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INGREDIENTS Serves 6 people

1 pound lump crab meat flaked and picked over

2 slices white bread with the crusts removed and bread torn into small pieces

1 egg lightly beaten

1 teaspoon ground mustard seed

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

2 tablespoons mayonnaise try using low fat type

Black pepper ground to taste

1 ½ tablespoons milk

Canola oil for frying the crab cakes METHOD

Step One Mix the milk and the bread pieces together in a large bowl using a fork until it forms a paste.

Step Two Add in all the other ingredients and together mix twell.

Step Three Form the mixture into six crab cakes. If they start to break apart use some more mayonnaise to help bind the mixture together.

Step Four Pour the Canola oil into a heavy frypan or skillet to around 1/4 inch in depth.

Step Five Heat the oil on medium high heat for around 5 minutes.

Step Six Add in the crab cake patties and gently fry on each side for around 2-3 minutes until golden brown

Step Seven Remove and drain on a paper towel.

Step Eight If you choose to broil the crab cakes, refrigerate the crab cake patties for about an hour, before placing on a greased cookie tray and position the tray about 3 inches below the broiler. Grill for around 5 minutes on each side.


Not everyone can afford or have the time to create an all crab cake that is all crab lump with minimal filler. Thise recipe uses backfin meat and while you can use or add in some lump meat, you do need to pick out any bits of shells

INGREDIENTS Serves 4 people

1 pound crabmeat flaked and picked over

4 slices whole wheat bread made into bread crumbs

1/4 cup light mayonnaise I use low fat type

1/4 cup fresh parsley minced

2 tablespoons prepared mustard

1/8 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt


Step One Add in all the ingredients to a large bowl and then combine well. While you are mixing preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step Two Divide the crab cake mixture evenly into 8 portions and shape into crab cake patties

Step Three Place the crab cake patties onto lightly greased baking sheet.

Step Four Bake for around 15 minutes.

Step Five Turn the crab cakes over.

Step Six Bake a further 10 minutes longer until they are crispy and golden brown.

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The Baltimore Crab Cake