How to Make Crab Cakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
38 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Helen Carter
What You Need in This Recipe:
  • 1/3 cup crushed Ritz crackers
  • 1 pound crabmeat picked free of shells
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 finely chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • Favorite dipping sauce
  • Flour, for dusting
Method of Cooking:
  1. Step 1:

    Mix together the ingredients in a bowl, except for the peanut oil and flour. 

  2. Step 2:

    Shape the mixture into patties. Next, dust the patties with flour. 

  3. Step 3:

    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. When it’s already hot, place the crab cakes carefully in the pan. Make sure that you fry them in batches. Wait until the crab cakes are browned, approximately about 5 minutes. 

  4. Step 4:

    Flip the crab cakes on its other side and repeat the process. Wait until its golden brown, still for about 4 to 5 minutes. 

  5. Step 5:

    You may now serve your crab cakes! You can serve it together with your preferred sauce or side dish, which the recipes are on this article too. 

Other Tips:
  1. To make sure the crab cake you’re going to cook is really delicious, buy the freshest crab meat you can find. Most people go crabbing to make sure the crab is really fresh but if you don’t have the luxury to do this, go to a reputable store where you can buy fresh crabmeat. 

  2. For your crab cakes, go for the large chunk of meat you can find at the crab’s body. 

  3. Since you’re going to mix the ingredients together, it needs binding. So use mayonnaise or egg, or you can combine the two. 

  4. Do not overmix. To taste the crab in your crab cake, avoid mixing it all together. Make sure you keep the lump meat whole. 

  5. Many recipes use bread crumbs for coating, in this recipe, we did skip the breading. If you’re particular with the crab’s flavor, the breading will interfere its taste.