Red Lobster's Maryland Style Crab Cakes

READY IN: 21mins
Recipe by halloweencat01

Straight from the Red Lobster site (not a clone or copy cat)... Dense yet flaky, firm yet delicate, Maryland crab cakes are a seaside staple. Serve them a’ la carte, in a sandwich or beside a salad.

Top Review by JFluckie

These turned out pretty good. It was my first time making crab cakes and had a little bit of a hard time with the cooking but I think I just couldn't get the temp right or something. But all in all a pretty good recipe! I made with Red Lobsters Cheddar Bay biscuits #256914, yum! Made for March 2011 PAC.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1.In a large stainless-steel bowl, combine all ingredients except crab meat and bread crumbs.
  2. 2.Using gloved hands, gently mix in crab meat, then add bread crumbs.
  3. 3.Spread a thin layer of plain bread crumbs on your work surface.
  4. 4.Form crab mixture into equal balls, approximately two inches in diameter. Place on crumbs.
  5. 5.Gently flatten the ball of crab mixture and round the edges. Form cakes about one-half inch thick and three inches round. Refrigerate.
  6. 6.In a sauté pan, melt 2 tablespoons of oil until hot. Gently slide in crab cakes 2 at a time.
  7. 7.Brown on one side approximately two-to-three minutes. Turn and brown on the other side. Turn down heat to simmer and cook crab cakes another 5-8 minutes.
  8. Chef's Tip:.
  9. While you may be tempted to increase the amount of bread crumbs used, you’ll receive the best sauté results with the thin layer as described above.

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