Maryland Crab Cakes with Basil Aioli

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Steve P.

Delicous Crab Cakes served with a garic dipping sauce. Can be made mild or hot and spicy. Can be used as a seafood appetizer or a main course. Recipe courtesy Chef Rita Carmody (formerly of the Red Lion Hotel)

Top Review by Queen of Harts

The crab cakes turned out very nice. I made them late one afternoon after work before going out for dinner. DH and I thought they tasted like something you could order in a restaurant! I must have done something wrong with the aioli because it came out way too oily - even for what I think an aioli should be. I'm not sure what I did wrong, and the crab cakes were great, so 4 stars!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix crabmeat, onion, crushed crackers, eggs, mayonnaise and seasonings.
  2. Gently mix everything together and shape into crab cakes.
  3. Saute cakes in a little oil for about five minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  4. To prepare aioli, place egg yolks, garlic and basil in a blender.
  5. Start the blender and slowly add oil.
  6. When thoroughly mixed and creamy, add salt and lemon juice and if you want it hot and spicy the option red pepper or cayenne.
  7. Serve the aioli on the side as a dipping sauce.

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