McCormick® Cranberry-Sage Mini Crab Cakes


Serve these miniature crab cakes as a holiday appetizer or at brunch. Rubbed sage and orange zest season the crab cake mixture and dried cranberries add festive color.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
12 (2 crab cake) appetizer servings


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • 1 ½ teaspoons McCormick® Sage, Rubbed

  • ½ teaspoon finely grated orange peel

  • ¼ teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Coarse Grind

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided

  • ½ cup finely chopped celery

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 pound lump crabmeat

  • 1 cup crumbled corn bread

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. Mix mayonnaise, cranberries, sage, orange peel, pepper and salt in small bowl. Set aside. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in small skillet on medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.

  2. Gently mix crabmeat and corn bread in large bowl. Add egg, cranberry and celery mixtures; toss to coat well. Shape into 24 small crab cakes. Refrigerate 15 minutes.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of the remaining butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add crab cakes several at a time; cook about 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Keep warm while frying remaining crab cakes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter as needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
13g Fat
6g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 181mg 4%

* 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.