Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli


Add a crisp green salad and dinner is ready with this recipe for Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli!

10 crab cakes


  • 1 (4 ounce) package Idahoan® Butter & Herb or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • cup green onions, chopped

  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, coarsely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning™

  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning

  • 16 ounces cooked crab meat*

  • 1 cup panko (Japanese-style breading)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 sprig Watercress leaves

Lemon Aioli:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander


  1. Prepare mashed potatoes following package directions, set aside to cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

  3. In a large bowl, combine egg, green onions, red bell pepper, parsley, mustard, and seasonings.

  4. Add crab meat and mix well.

  5. Blend in cooled potatoes until well distributed.

  6. Shape into 2-inch wide patties. Press panko breading onto both sides of each patty. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon each of the butter and oil over medium heat.

  7. Add patties and cook for about 4 minutes on each side until golden and heated through.

  8. Transfer crab cakes to a baking sheet. Keep warm in oven.

  9. Repeat with the remaining butter, oil and patties.

  10. To make lemon aioli, combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover and chill. Can be made a day ahead.

  11. Serve warm on a bed of watercress with Lemon Aioli.


** Instead of 16 oz. cooked crab meat, you can substitute three 6 oz cans lump crabmeat, drained and cartilage removed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
15g Fat
12g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 474mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 212mg 5%

* 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.