Grandmom Andersons' Crab Cakes


My grandmother instilled in me a love of good food, purely made, with the best ingredients. This recipe has been coveted by our family & friends for many years. It's too good to keep a secret any more

Prep Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
10 servings


  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 1 strip celery, minced

  • 1 pound fresh crabmeat

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 5 slices day-old bread

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 3 cups dry bread crumbs

  • oil for frying


  1. Place one egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.

  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and celery until the onions are translucent; remove and let cool. In a mixing bowl combine the cooled onion mixture with crabmeat. Mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  3. Remove crab mixture from refrigerator and add hard cooked egg and Worcestershire sauce.

  4. Pour milk into a separate bowl. Dip the bread slices, one at a time, quickly into the milk and squeeze most of it out. Add soaked bread to the crab mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.

  5. In a wide shallow bowl, beat the 3 eggs. Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl. Remove crab mixture from refrigerator, shape into hamburger shaped patties. Dip each one into the beaten egg and then into the bread crumbs, coating well.

  6. In a medium skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat and fry crab cakes until they are a nice golden brown.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
15g Fat
33g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 513mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 155mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 336mg 7%

* 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.