Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

These are the best crab cakes I've ever eaten. I got the recipe from Cuisine magazine. Every time I make them I hear alot of oohs and ahhs and requests for the recipe. There's a local family-owned restaurant in town known for their crabcakes. My teenage niece said they were the only crabcakes she likes, until she tried these. These are even better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sautee the red pepper, celery, and onion in the butter 5 minute.
  2. or until tender.
  3. Cool slightly.
  4. In a bowl, combine all the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT crabmeat.
  5. Combine sauteed vegetables with mixture.
  6. Pick through crabmeat for shells or cartlidge.
  7. Using your fingers, gently blend the crab into the mixture.
  8. This helps preserve the large pieces of crab.
  9. Shape crab mixture into cakes.
  10. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  11. I've made the the day before and left in frig overnight.
  12. Broil cakes for 3-4 minute.
  13. or until browned.
  14. Turn them over carefully.
  15. I use a spatula and my fingers so they don't fall apart.
  16. Broil other side for 3-4 minute.
  17. I place them on a platter and garnish with parsley and lemon.
  18. I serve cocktail sauce and tartar sauce with them.
  19. I've also made the cakes much smaller and served them as appetizers.


Most Helpful

I made these for my parent's visit and my folks really enjoyed these! Based on the reviews (thanks!) I made the following changes. Rinsed my 'canned' crab meat from costco. Used only 1/2 of the old bay and NO salt. A smidge less on the worstershire and the tabasco. Dredged the cakes in flour and fried in a combo of butter and veggie oil. (I know fattening....but were they ever good!) This will be my GOTO recipe. Also made a crab cake remoulade sauce from another posting on this site to accompany them..... YUUUUMMMM. UPDATE: I make these ALL the time. Usually dredge in flour or more breadcrumbs and then fry in oil. This time - trying to watch calories, fried them in 1 tbl EVOO for 4 min a side, and the cakes got nice and browned. No need to add more calories or fry in lots of oil / butter. From now on - only going to fry them in 1 tbl total on non stick pan - heat at medium for 4 min/side.

Gidget265 February 11, 2013

We made these today and were thrilled with the results. Used canned crab & added horseradish to the mix. broiled them 6-8 mins on each side. Served with a salad , it made a good quick meal. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

agnice9_5952464 February 06, 2011

This is almost my exact recipe. I only use onion or scallion. Franks' Hot Sauce not Tabasco and the main difference is I add horseradish. Not much. Maybe a small teaspoon full. Try it. You'll say, oh my goodness this are good. What is that flavor?

shadowgirl... December 30, 2010

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