Crab Cakes With Chipotle Peppers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

These fresh, crisp & tender crab cake has a nice spicy smokey taste that has a Southern kick to them. Fresh Lump crabmeat, mixed with celery, scallions, peppers and chipotle peppers in adobe sauce fried up and served on a bed of cilantro, lime slices and a nice dollop of my Smokey tartar sauce ( Smokey Tartar Sauce ). These are slightly smokey, tender on the inside and crisp on the outside. You can make these into little patties and serve as an appetizer. You MUST use LUMP crab meat and be careful not to break it up. There's nothing like sweet crab meat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients except the lump crab meat, flour& oil.
  2. Add the crabmeat gentle not to break it apart.
  3. You want to see nice lumps of crabmeat when you cut into it.
  4. Make four patties they will be delicate don't be afraid to bring them into a pattie.
  5. Dust each with flour place on a dish covered with plastic wrap and chill for one hour.
  6. In a large pan pour enough oil to coat bottom of pan.
  7. Brown on each side till nice crisp and brown.
  8. Just a couple of minutes each side.
  9. Serve with Recipe #120370.
Most Helpful

This was a very good recipe, but I did find that even 1 chipolte pepper made it too hot for us and we like our food spicy. Next time I will cut down on the peppers just a little. This are easy to make. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada July 05, 2007

Very good and very spicy!!! They came out so pretty too!

Charmie777 June 20, 2007

Mmmmm! I baked my crabcakes in a 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes, then broiled for a bit and they came out well. The chipotle added a nice smoky flavor. Thanks, Rita!

iris5555 February 11, 2007