I'm from northeast Baltimore, and I've had a lot of crabcakes. Now I try to make them where I live--in Colorado. This recipe was perfect. I think the saltines are the key. And, I was short on saltines, so I used plain flavored goldfish crackers. Worked. I don't always like Dijon mustard or Worchestershire, but this recipe was perfect. I added parsley for color. I did some oil frying and some broiling. Both were yummy. Broiling is easier. If you want to have a guaranteed good crabcake, use this recipe.
I've used this recipe for years and it never fails! I tend to use jumbo lump meat and since I don't like a lot of filler my cakes can fall apart while cooking, but that doesn't make them any less tasty. And if I make too many (as I did last night) I freeze the extra uncooked ones.
This is ABSOLUTELY the BEST Maryland Style crab cake recipe EVER!!! I grew up just north of Baltimore and crabs and crab cakes were something the whole family loved. This recipe nails the taste and consistency! Just follow the recipe EXACTLY. I did sort of deep fry them in about 2 inches of hot oil in a smaller, heavy pan for about 2 minutes on each side. The tartar sauce recipe with a bit of minced onion is a welcome addition!
Ii love Faidley's crab cakes, but, living in Oregon, I've only been there a couple of times. I just made this recipe with some fresh Pacific crab. They were perfect!
I am a Native Marylander who loves to cook, however, haven't ever been able to make a good crab cake. This is it, a true Maryland crab cake recipe from the heart of Baltimore.
These were good. We made the cakes smaller, about the size of falafel, for better stabilty and ease of using like an appetizer. Only drawback is that although the tartar sauce is good, we would have preferred a remoulade sauce. Thanks for sharing.
Very Disappointed! Lots of filler! What a joke! No seaoning -June 9 2012 nothing like I remembered.Will not be back.
These are the BEST! Use fresh all lump crabmeat. Minimal handling and let them rest before cooking Mustard amount is not overwhelming. Never made the tarter sauce. Try Texas Pete instead. YUMMY.
These were great crab cakes...I made them exactly as directed. Didn't think the mustard was too much. I love Faidley's crab cakes in Baltimore and was looking for the recipe. If this doesn't taste exactly like it, it is very close to the real thing.
These were all right, but the mustard was overwhelming. I'll make these again with less mustard and see how they are. I also used two cans of canned crabmeat instead of the fresh.