Maryland Crab Cakes, the Real Deal

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

My mom made these when I was just a kid. Several years ago, DH took his first post-retirement job as Seafood Supervisor in a local grocery chain, made these for the seafood department, and the word spread, so that they were taking phone orders for "HIS" crab cakes ! The owner told him that Matzo Meal in place of the bread crumbs works very well due to the soda cracker addition.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. CAREFULLY fold in crabmeat by hand into well blended ingredients, so as not to break up crab lumps.
  3. Add bread crumbs and, using hands, blend all ingredients -- still taking care to not break up lumps.
  4. Carefully form into 10 slightly flattened cakes.
  5. Refrigerate cakes several hours or overnight.
  6. Prepare by either frying in olive oil or butter, or broiling.
  7. Note: Frying in electric skillet in a little olive oil and butter for several minutes per side works very well for me.


Most Helpful

These were amazing, really simple to put together and a beautiful blend of flavors. The texture was perfect as well, just thick enough to handle and form well, but light enough to have a slight "fluffiness" in the middle when cooked.

Peter J January 01, 2011

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