4 Reviews

This recipe made two hours of picking crabs (blue crabs from the Connecticut River) completely worth every minute, Heavenly bites!!! In reading through the recipe I was surprised to see that no breadcrumbs are mixed in with the crab before forming the crabcakes. I compared this recipe with another Tom Douglas recipe where he mixes in 1 cup of the crumb mixture. Possibly a typo? In any case, folding in one cup of the crumb mixture meant the cakes hold together, no problem. Our new favorite recipe for crabcakes

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Seniah August 24, 2012

There is something wrong with this recipe. The flavor is off and the cakes completely fall apart when cooking. Like other reviewers I had to add bread crumbs to the mixture before frying to prevent them from falling apart as my first batch was ruined. I've had much better crab cakes than these from recipes that were less work.

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mstie74 April 07, 2014

These were the best crab cakes I've ever had. Even my husband raved. Picking the crab was a pain, but the cost of picked Dungeoness was exhorbitant. Well worth it, though. Yum

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rkbliss1012 October 17, 2009

I followed the recipe to the letter and all went great, until I started to cook them and they fell apart on me.Don't know what I did .I had made, and chilled them a few hours ahead as an appetizer, to go with grilled fish. So, when they started falling apart on me, I used them as a stuffing for my fish. It was very good. It has a wonderful flavor to it.Next time I will try baking the crab cakes instead of frying.

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Bert's Kitchen Witch February 12, 2007
Etta's Crab Cakes (Tom Douglas)