Crab Cakes III


These have very little filler, and are very tasty!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
16 patties


  • 4 pounds crabmeat

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM

  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

  • 1 cup saltine crackers, crushed

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 egg yolks

  • teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM

  • 3 ounces fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 ¾ cups vegetable oil


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine crabmeat, 1 egg, lemon zest, Old Bay Seasoning, chopped basil, crushed crackers and mayonnaise. Mix thoroughly.

  2. Form 5 ounce patties out of the crab mixture (should make about 16 patties), and chill until cold before cooking.

  3. In a skillet, heat 4 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Saute the crab cakes for 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

  4. For the sauce, in a blender place the egg yolks, Old Bay Seasoning, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper. Blend for 10 seconds. Keeping the blender running, slowly drizzle the oil into the blender. Blend until sauce is creamy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

499 Calories
41g Fat
5g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 499
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 576mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 489mg 10%

* 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.