Crab Cakes Like Joe's Crab Shack

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by startnover

I love to make copy cats from restaurants so I can have them whenever I want. These are very good as posted but for a change you might like to add chopped green onion and/or red bell pepper. I serve these with my Roasted Garlic Aioli recipe.

Top Review by EastCoastKate

These are great! I've never had crab cakes before, let alone the ones from Joe's Crab Shack so I have nothing to compare them to but they are quite tasty. I had to make some changes based on the ingredients I had in the cupboards. I used about 1/2 cup of dry stove-top mix as I ran out of breadcrumbs, substituted a couple dashes of hot sauce for the pepper flakes and omitted the Old Bay seasoning completely as they don't seem to sell it at any of the stores here. I also didn't bother coating them in flour, and I pan-fried mine in olive oil as I'm trying to watch my weight. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together first 9 ingredients.
  2. Fold in breadcrumbs and parsley.
  3. Fold in crab meat.
  4. Form into approx 6 crab cakes (can make smaller ones for appetizers).
  5. Lightly coat patties in flour on both sides.
  6. Deep fry crab cakes in 350°F oil till browned on both sides.
  7. Serve w/ garlic ailoi.

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