Panko Crab Cakes and Tartar Sauce (Jessup Lane)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Found this recipe in a beach house that we had rented and I copied it down! It seems like someone had given a container with the crabcakes (and the recipe attached) to the owner or previous tenant. What a nice idea. I made them without the tarter sauce since I didn't have the ingredients but I took some mayo, mustard and hot sauce and made a dipping sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, place crabmeat, scallions and bread crumbs. Mix very lightly.
  2. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustards, lemon juice, seasonings and egg and whip together until smooth.
  3. Pour mayonnaise mixture over the crab mixture and lightly fold together.
  4. Gently shape into 20 cakes (about 2 1/2 inches in diameter). Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. Meanwhile make the tartar sauce by mixing all the tartar sauce ingredients together in a small bowl; cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  6. To cook the crab cakes, put oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat and when small bubbles appear, add the cakes.
  7. Cook 2-3 minutes, per side, until golden brown.
  8. Serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.
Most Helpful

This review is just for the tartar sauce...I had store bought crab cakes and wanted to make a tartar sauce. This recipe is excellent, far better than buying a jar of sauce. Thanks for posting.

CaliforniaJan February 15, 2013

I love crab, but have had a difficult time finding a recipe that actually tasted like crab and not bread crumbs. I used leftover crab from our alaskan king crab legs last night, and yummy! I did use finely chopped red onion, since I didn't have scallions, and added the panko at the end, just to roll the crab in, again, that was to get more of a crab flavor and it was really tasty. I served it with lemon wedges only, because that was all it needed. Oh, and family gave it a thumbs up :)

cyndieckert August 31, 2009

This is one of those that I wish I could give more stars! This was my first time and making crab cakes and the results were absolutely delicious! I made the tartar sauce as well and love the addition of the capers. It really compliments the cakes. Thank you for sharing!

Just Cher September 19, 2005