My Crab Cakes


Great crab cakes with lots of flavor and spice. Serve with homemade aioli and a crisp white wine!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
10 crab cakes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 green onions, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) can canned crabmeat, drained

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 8 ounces buttery round crackers, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs) or regular dry bread crumbs

  • ½ cup olive oil, or as needed


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over high heat. Saute green onions briefly until tender; cool slightly.

  2. Combine crabmeat, sauteed green onions, egg, mayonnaise, dry mustard, crushed crackers, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper. Form into 1/2 inch thick patties. Coat the patties with bread crumbs.

  3. Heat 1/2 cup oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook cakes until golden brown on each side. Drain briefly on paper towels and serve hot.

    close up view of Crab Cakes over asparagus, served with sauce in a bowl and slaw on a plate
    David West

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
22g Fat
22g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 151mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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