All About Crab Cakes Recipe


Crab cakes are considered an American delicacy with solid bases from the Pacific Northwest to the Eastern coast. This difference in geographical locales dictates the subtle differences in local recipes. Let's examine history and differences associated with crab cakes.

Crab cakes are essentially a cake made out of crab. This cake usually is made up of crab, bread crumbs, eggs, mayonnaise, and a variety of seasonings. There isn't a strict rule about the ingredients so there can be multiple additions and variations to these staple components. Crab cakes can be prepared by a variety of methods that include frying, baking, or grilling.

There are a few different styles of crab cakes that can be broken down into these general categories: Maryland, Restaurant, and Boardwalk. Maryland crab cakes are considered the most popular version as they also lay claim to being the original crab cake. While there are different varieties by name, there are a lot of commonalities


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The humble crab cake has become a culinary treasure in its own right. Either as an entree or main course they work well. They are quick and easy to make and usually prove popular with veryone.

The basic crab cake consists of a round breaded patty that is fried in oil or sometimes butter and also sometimes baked. The real trick of crab cakes is to preserve that wonderful flaky crab meat without masking the delicate crab flavour, enhancing it with other crab cake ingredients

When preparing crab meat it is important to maintain the lumpy crab meat pieces. Recipes vary, most use breadcrumbs to bind the ingredients together, along with mayonnaise, salt, pepper and sometimes egg as a binder also. If fresh crab meat isnt available whereever you are, then frozen or even canned crabmeat can produce acceptable results.

The various ingredients are combined to make up a thick mixture, which is then made into patties and then chilled to maintain its consistency

Popular variations in some recipes now use both red and green bell peppers for both flavour and color, also to spice them up fresh chopped chillies are often used, and some recipes also call for variation that include fresh chopped baby spring onions or chopped chives, or other fresh herbs, my favorite is fresh chopped cilantro

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Jumbo Lump Crab Meat 1 lb (500g) of the best quality white lump crab meat. Pick through the meat and make sure all shell and cartilage is gone.

White Sandwich Bread 6-8 slices of firm white bread, cut off the crusts, to make 3 cups of bread crumbs.

Olive Oil 2 tablespoons, and suggest using Light Olive Oil

Mayonnaise ½ cup of mayonnaise (Hellmans) or make your own for the best results

Fresh Eggs 3 large medium sized egg, beaten.

Celery Stalks 1 stalks, chopped fine

Onion ½ cup fine chopped

Chives ¼ cup fresh chives chopped

Parsely 2 tablespoons chopped

All Purpose Flour 6 tablespoons

Ground Black Pepper Fresh ground pepper to taste

Sea Salt Add a pinch to taste


STEP ONE Grind the bread into fine crumbs using your food processor.

STEP TWO Sauté the celery and onion in olive oil in skillet over a medium heat for 5 minutes.

STEP THREE Place 2/3 cup of bread crumbs, chopped chives, parsley, and ½ cup mayonnaise into bowl and mix well, then and in the crab meat and carefully mix. Season with black pepper and salt. Gently fold together all the ingredients together until they are well combined

STEP FOUR Gently scoop out the crab mixture to make 12 small 2 ½ inch patties (an ice cream scoop works best). Place on a plate and gently form each into a ¾ inch thick patty.

STEP FIVE Cover the crab cakes (foil or clingwarp is okay) and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or as long as you want. This will help to keep the crab cakes in shape and stop them crumbling.

STEP SIX Place the flour in a small mixing bowl. Crack the eggs into another bowl and whisk them together. Place the remaining 2 cups of breadcrumbs in another bowl.

STEP SEVEN Coat each pattie with flour, then dip into the beaten egg mixture, then into the breadcrumbs.

STEP EIGHT Gently fry the crab cakes in either light olive oil or vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry for 5 to 6 minutes then turn crab cakes over and fry the other side until they are golden brown. Resist the temptation to turn them over several times, once will do otherwise they may break up

STEP NINE Serve your Crab Cakes Recipe with your favorite sauce and garnishing. Suggest perhaps a Basil Mayonnaise

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All About Crab Cakes Recipe