The Maryland Crab Cake Recipe


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8 ounces backfin or lump crab meat Flaked and picked over

1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

1/8 teaspoon mustard seeds Use freshly ground mustard seed or you can use dry mustard

1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise Use low oil low fat type

1/2 tablespoon sour cream

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice freshly squeezed

1 1/2 teaspoons mustard use prepared and I prefer Dijon style

1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter melted

3/4 teaspoon parsley flakes

1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning

1/4 cup white bread breadcrumbs


Step One Place all the ingredients in a large bowl except the crab meat and mix together well

Step Two Gently fold in the crab meat.

Step Three Divide the crab cake mixture into 4 equal parts. Shape the mixture into patties of around ¾ inch thick.

Step Four Preheat some peanut or canola oil in a fry pan.

Step Five Gently fry for 3 minutes and turn once, cook until golden brown, and that is your Baltimore Crab Cakes ready to enjoy. Serve with your favorite sauce! TRY THIS GREAT FAMILY STYLE MARYLAND CRAB CAKE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS Serves 6 people

16 ounces lump crabmeat flaked and picked over

1 cup saltine cracker crumbs

2 eggs beaten lightly

¼ cup green onions (shallots) finely chopped

¼ cup fresh parsley minced

¼ cup mayonnaise use low fat as its less oily

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon green pepper sauce

¼ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter

Black pepper

¼ cup vegetable oil


Step One Combine the crabmeat, 1/4 cup of the cracker crumbs, beaten eggs, chopped green onions, minced parsley, mayonnaise, lemon juice, pepper sauce, salt and black pepper to taste in a large bowl. Fold the mixture over well so as to evenly combine all the ingredients

Step Two Shape the crab cake mixture into 12 crab cakes. Use 1/4 cup of the crab mixture for each crab cake pattie.

Step Three Place the remaining 3/4 cup of Saltine cracker crumbs into a bowl.

Step Four Coat each crab cake with the crumb mixture, and lightly press the cracker crumbs into each crab cake.

Step Five Place the cakes onto a plate, then cover and refrigerate for around an hour.

Step Six Heat the oil and butter in large skillet or fry pan over a medium heat until butter is melted.

Step Seven Place in the crab cakes and cook for around 3 to 4 minutes until they are golden brown on the bottoms.

Step Eight Turn the crab cakes over and then cook for 3 minutes until golden brown. So now all you have to do is decide on a sauce and enjoy! You can eat all your Baltimore Crab Cakes alone or even share then with friends and family.

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The Maryland Crab Cake Recipe