By Barb Gertz on November 03, 2005
Photo by Derf
Photo by Derf
"This recipe has taken the frying and fuss out of crab cakes by shaping and baking them in muffin tins. For the best taste, look for pasteurized crabmeat in the refrigerator case at your market's fish counter, a better choice than canned varieties. Make it a meal: try these crabcakes with some tangy tarter sauce and coleslaw. Note:To make bread crumbs tear crust from bread then tear into pieces & process in a food processer into coarse crumbs, one slice makes about 1/3 cup crumbs. The recipe is courtesy Eatingwell.com."
Serving Size: 1 (132 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Made as directed but switched celerty salt with old bay seasoning. Next time I will reduce to breadcrumbs so 1 to 1.5 cups as I felt there was a bit too much filler."
"Made with regular mayonaise, and took out celery salt and replaced it with old bay seasoning. I hand formed these and baked them on a cookie sheet to make small appetizers for a party. What a hit! I served them with spicy cajun remoulade sauce, which was also quick & easy to make! so many compliments"
"The best! Supper easy and yummy. I did cut the bread crumbs from 2 C. to 1.5 C. Served with tarter sauce. Completed the meal with Coleslaw, French Fries and an Ale."
"Good and easy! A little to many breadcrumbs but was delicious!"
"I took others' advice and reduced the bread crumbs...we are always dieting so cutting out carbs. :( I also added a little parsley and oregano. I wanted to add Old Bay but I left it in our camper in storage so I'll have to go get it next time! I over-baked mine a little so they were crunchier than I wanted. I also think I should have filled the cups a little fuller to keep the inside less chewy. Again, I did over bake them which probably affected the texture.
But a really simple and healthy recipe. I used low-fat mayonnaise and my husband really like them still."
"Great! Very tasty and light. I did not add extra seasoning as other reviewers suggested, and next time I think I might add a little Old Bay or Italian seasoning. Thanks!"
"These were excellent!!! I loved the fact you didn't fry them and get all that grease. I cut the recipe in half and made 6 little cakes. I used regular breadcrumbs and added some italian seasoning. Will make these again!"
"This receipe was a big hit at Thanksgiving this year! I loved that you can do it all in one bowl and that you don't have the mess of using a frying pan. Plus, it's great to have a healthier option! Thanks for sharing!"
"This was very easy to make. I, too, had problems getting them out of the tin. Otherwise, very good. Thanks for posting."
"The ease of making these in muffin tins is alone worth the 5 stars!! The cakes all came out the same size, never had that happen before, and it took a quarter of the time to make them! I didn't actually use the recipe itself this time just the muffin tin trick."
"These were just great! I used imatation crab, but otherwise made them exactly as written. I did have a bit of a problem getting them out of the muffin tins even though I greased them really well. Probably my tins as they are well used. My DS just loved them. I served them with Kittencal's Honey Mustard Sauce #96018. I liked that they were quicker to make than my regular crab cakes. Thanks, Barb!"
"These are delicious! I was looking for a recipe just like this and I'm so glad that I found it. I served it with Lemon Dill Sauce #83350 and it was perfect."
"Buying the better crabmeat is definitely a must, it tastes so fresh in this recipe. Also, because these are not fried in oil, the taste is extra fresh and not loaded down with that oily flavor. I took from the other reviewers not to use all the bread, so I eliminated the extra egg white to counteract. My mixture only filled up 9 of the muffin tins, and I cooked them for 25 minutes, but I wish I'd only done them for 20. That's probably just my oven thought. I served them with spicy tartar sauce, which was nice. The only change I will make when I make these again is to add a little more flavor - maybe some chopped hot chili or some fresh herbs, like cilantro or some fresh ginger. Thank you Barb for a healthy alternative to fried crab cakes - these are definitely fun and tasty!"
"I've never made crab cakes before and these were great! I used imitation crab meat because it was cheaper, but next time I think I'll splurge so I can get a better crab flavor. I used mini muffin tins and came out with 24 cakes."
"Great recipe -- I just love this. It's wonderful to have crab cakes and not have 'em fried in all that oil ... I felt like I could taste the crab much better. I followed the recipe as directed, except that I used a whole wheat, high-protein and high-fiber bread for the breadcrumbs, and seasoned it with Old Bay instead of celery salt. I cooked 'em for the full 25 minutes, and they came out with a nice crust, but not too overdone. I'll definitely make this again. Thanks so much for posting this!"
"This recipe was terrific. The flavors were quite good ... but best of all it was low fat, required no frying, quick to make, and came out crispy enough."
"Really tasty. The bell pepper adds just the right note - I also add a little minced jalapeno pepper or dried chili flakes. I tried using a muffin pan the first time - what a cleanup mess! Now I just pat them into cakes by hand and punt them on a greased cookie sheet - much easier. Thanks Barb, for a great recipe!"
"Barb - these rock! I made these for my wine tasting & everyone loved them. I added some chopped pickled jalapenos, but other than that, followed it exactly. Wonderful recipe. Thanks for posting."
"I made these pretty much the same way Derf did since I like bite sized stuff that cooks quickly (but also added old bay seasoning and parsley). I had no red pepper on hand although I KNOW that red pepper makes crab stuffings taste out of this world. I've been on a quest for a good crab cake recipe for years only to be severly disappointed with every one I tried. I really wanted one because my parents are coming for Christmas and they love "crabby patties". When they came out of the oven I tasted one immediately and just about died. I said, HOLY COW (no offense to cow worshippers). I couldn't believe how moist and delicious they were! I ate four of them in like five minutes and then ran in here to rate this! I don't even know if there will be any left when my husband gets home! SO SO SO EASY AND NO FRYING!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I LOVE THEM! I would give you 20 stars if I could! LATER THAT SAME DAY: I served the very few remaining to my husband for dinner. He asked for seconds. That's only happened three times in the six years we've been married. Make this recipe!"
"Thanks for the great recipe! The only change I made was to decrease the breadcrumbs to 1 1/4 cups. This made them so moist. I made these for our crowd of 20 at the beach, and it was so easy, and everyone raved about it. thanks so much, Barb"