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New England Crab Cakes

Rated as 4.26 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe comes from Maine and is EXCELLENT! These cakes are so yummy they almost melt in your mouth! They're great served with a seafood pasta salad, boiled potatoes, or fresh steamed veggies. "
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20 m servings 452
Original recipe yields 4 servings (8 cakes)


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  1. In a medium size bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the crab meat. Stir the beaten egg, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire and Old Bay Seasoning. Lightly mix these ingredients being careful not to overwork the crab meat. Form into 8 round, flat crab cakes.
  2. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Fry the cakes on each side until crusty and golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 452 calories; 28.4 26.6 21.8 172 1277 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

i added just alittle bit of fresh lemon juice and used the Japenense style bread crumbs. i love this recipe.

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This my first effort making crabcakes & I followed this recipe as written. I found the crabcakes to be a little bit dry and the Dijon and Old Bay flavors overwhelmed the delicate taste of the cr...

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i added just alittle bit of fresh lemon juice and used the Japenense style bread crumbs. i love this recipe.

We substituted Townhouse crackers for the breadcrumbs. For our first time making crab cakes they were very good. Although not as good as our favorite restaurant (best crab cakes in Maryland) w...

I thought these crabcakes were the best. My husband just loved them and he can be a tough critic. I used the seasoned bread crumbs, they were a little salty, may try the plain next time. I would...

added diced green onions and red bell pepper in the mix. Dipped them into panko bread crumbs to ad crunch

I thought this was a great recipe. I added a tiny bit of parmesan cheese and a little more crab than the recipe called for and they were awesome!

This recipe was VERY easy and QUICK. I served it as an appetizer for a dinner party that I was having. I altered it a little. I added about 1/4 tsp of fresh lemon juice and I broiled the c...

These crab cakes were great. It was the first time we tried making them at home, but they turned out delicious. We will definitely make them again and probably at some point for guests.

All I can say is that these were AWESOME!!! I used low-fat mayo instead.....I just wish crab meat wasn't so expensive, otherwise I'd make these all of the time!!!!

Perfect ~ I followed the recipe as written and they are not only easy to make but delish!! For those who opted to leave out the Old Bay and then leave a lesser rating ... there really is no sub...