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

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

We used this recipe but used catfish since we live in works great. Better than the crab cakes at the local restaraunts. Cooked for 10 min per side and hit it with a propane torch at the end to crisp the tops...our oven doesn't work on broil. But the end result was yummy. We did a slight varience of ingredients but real close to what's listed. Thanks for the recipe and we will definately do it again since we catch a lot of fish. Beats the heck out of deep frying...thanks again!

ctluste October 08, 2016

I omitted the parsley and tabasco, and then sauteed in some oil instead of broiling them. Otherwise I followed the recipe to a tee. The seasoning was dead on perfect. BTW, I used Phillips crabmeat, which theyes sell at Costco, and found it to be excellent.

Karen H. March 27, 2016