Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Excellent appetizer, lots of taste. From Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stir well.
  2. Heat a large nonstick frypan coated with cooking spray over medium high heat.
  3. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery, cover, reduce heat to medium low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the curry powder mixture, ginger and garlic, cook, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Spoon mixture into a large bowl, cool.
  6. Wipe frypan clean with a paper towel.
  7. Add 3/4 cup breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, rind, crabmeat and egg to onion mixture, stir well.
  8. Divide crabmeat mixture into 24 equal portions, shaping each into 1/2 inch thick patty.
  9. Place remaining breadcrumbs in a shallow dish, dredge each crab cake in breadcrumbs.
  10. Melt 2 teaspoons butter in pan over medium heat.
  11. Add 8 patties and cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned.
  12. Remove the crab cakes from pan, and keep warm.
  13. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and patties.
  14. Garnish with parsley sprigs.


Most Helpful

totally awesome!!! best crab cakes i ever had-- totally not your ordinary, run of the mill crab cakes but wonderfully spiced up! i didn't have the bell pepper and i used scallions instead of the onions and i added a lil more curry as well as turmeric, coriander, and cumin and powdered ginger instead of fresh and 5 garlic cloves! :-D AMAZING!!!!

Spatula Licker July 15, 2009

I loved these crab cakes. The seasoning is perfect, different, and the crab cakes colorful. I made a half batch. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Susie D December 22, 2007

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