Paula Deen's Faux Crab Cakes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Easy faux crab cakes save you time and money. Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1-inch of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. While oil is heating, combine tuna, beaten egg, green onions, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, and lemon juice, to taste, if desired.
  3. Form into patties and dust with additional bread crumbs.
  4. When oil is hot, fry patties until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels before serving.
Most Helpful

Well, this is the first time I didn't like a Paul Deen recipe. It could have been the tuna that I had which was light, packed in water. But it just tasted like tuna cakes, I even tried adding old bay and that helped but, I don't think I will make again. Nice try though.

elaine92foodie February 09, 2015

I had a couple of cans of tuna and wanted to do something other than tuna fish sandwiches.And decided to do a recipe search, and found this recipe.So, I made this on 9/26/08 for mine and SO's dinner.I did however make a change, didn't have any green onions so the same amount of white was used.For the optional lemon juice, about 1 1/2 teaspoons was added.Also, salt and pepper was added for a bit more flavor.I didn't read the recipe carefully enough, and added the all the breadcrumbs to the recipe. But I really don't think that affected the final results. I've never eaten crab cakes, so I can't compare the taste,But they tasted good to me. Thank you for posting and, "Keep Smiling :)"

Chef shapeweaver � September 26, 2008