Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a reasonable (cost wise), tasty meal using up left over Mashed Potatoes. I like a bit more zip to the crab cakes so I served them with a sweet Chili sauce on the side. I only used 2 tbsp of lite Olive oil on the pan to fry them but if you want a crunchy outside to the patties coat them with Panko or Potato flakes or seasoned bread crumbs and use a bit more oil in the pan. These crab cakes could be made into small balls and served as an appetizer using a hot sauce as a dip. I just threw this recipe together from left overs but decided to post the recipe cause we did enjoy the recipe

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 12 cups imitation crabmeat, meat. shredded
  • 14 cup onion, minced
  • 14 cup sweet green pepper, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, Minced (Use a red or green hot pepper)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 egg
  • 14 cup flour
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I prefer Oliv lite0)


  1. In a bowl Mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Form into 5 patties, cover & refrigerate for an hour ( allows them to firm up a bit more ).
  3. Heat oil in the pan and fry patties over medium heat until golden on each side and heated through apprx 5 minutes each size.
  4. Remove from heat n serve having a lovely fresh mixed greens salad as a side dish.
Most Helpful

4 5

I didn't have any jalapeno peppers so to give them a little kick I added some red pepper flakes. That did the trick. I made them without green peppers, too, and added a little extra garlic.. They're quite tasty. Thanks.

Not sure how to rate this, since given the other two reviews I think I must have done something wrong with this. The cakes were way to potato-y and we couldn't really taste the fake crab in it. Next time I think I will change the 1:1 ratio of the crabmeat and potato. The only change I made was to use red peppers, but I can't see that having changed the outcome too much.

5 5

These were wonderful. Made them for my meat and potato husband and he loved them. Any thing that makes him smile is got to be good.