Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

Southern Living; loved by my family

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in crabmeat and next 9 ingredients.
  3. Mix well, and shape into 8 patties.
  4. Coat with additional breadcrumbs.
  5. Pour oil to a depth of 1/4-inch into a heavy skillet.
  6. Fry cakes in hot oil (375 degrees) for 4-5 minutes on each side.
Most Helpful

These were fantastic! Flavor was spot on.

Having read other folks' issues with their crab cakes falling apart, I used a muffin pan as a mold, and refrigerated the whole thing for about 20 mins before breading them. Thanks!

AD #2 March 16, 2011

I have never made Crab Cakes before, I was pleased how easy it was. A great recipe, better than any I have had at the well known Restaurants. I also chilled them for about 2 hours before I cooked them, and they were just great. Thank you for putting this one on the site - Try it, you won't be disappointed!!

LadyPat December 08, 2007

I'm not going to assign stars because I'm just not very good at pan frying so I think any deficiency is of MY making, not the recipe's. These were very tasty but frying 4 to 5 minutes on each side would be WAY too long ... but that may be my problem. I wanted the oil hot enough to fry and not soak the patties with oil and I thought I had that achieved. But the patties came out darker than I thought they should. Very very tasty though and even with my inexpertise, my husband said they were "close" to five star and better than he has had in many restaurants. I will work on my pan frying technique. Thank you for posting!

HisPixie February 25, 2012