Best Backfin Crab Cakes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This was a winning recipe in the 1997 Crab Cook-Off in Maryland, my home state.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat eggs.
  2. Add parsley flakes, Old Bay Seasoning, mustards, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice,Miracle Whip and, salt and pepper.
  3. Carefully add crab meat without breaking up lumps too much.
  4. Roll mixture into 12 balls and roll in cracker crumbs.
  5. Flatten balls into cakes.
  6. Heat saute' pan with a little oil on stove top.
  7. Saute' cakes until golden brown, turning once.
  8. OR broil in oven til golden brown.
Most Helpful

These are seasoned prefectly. No breading for filler you`re eating crab! I did add very finely chopped red peppers. I used Hellmans Mayo instead of Miracle whip. And instead of crackers I used panko flakes. This recipe is most definitely a keeper in my cook book.It was cooked about 3-4 minutes on each side. Thanks for posting a very delish and easy recipe.

Rita~ March 21, 2003

My family just loved these crab cakes. Will be making these over and over. Thanks for posting.

gwynn August 27, 2013

These had a great taste but they did not stick together. I followed the recipe as written except I used Kraft mayo instead of Miracle Whip as that is what I buy.

bmcnichol July 03, 2011