Fried Crab Cakes

This is a recipe I came up with after trying so many crab cake recipes. I think it is fantastic, and the sauce complements the fried crab cakes. Enjoy! I'm sure you will make this recipe again and again.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 crab cakes


Crab Cakes:

  • cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • ½ pound cooked lump crabmeat, drained

  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from chipotle peppers

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Mix 1/3 cup panko, egg, parsley, mayonnaise, seafood seasoning, and mustard together in a medium bowl. Gently fold in crabmeat. Form into 4 patties and coat with remaining panko.

  2. Heat coconut oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties until crispy, flipping once, about 12 minutes total.

  3. While patties cook, prepare the sauce: Combine mayonnaise, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor; process until smooth.

  4. Serve crab cakes with sauce on the side.

Cook's Note:

Panko bread crumbs can be found in the Asian section of your grocery store. You can make smaller patties if you are planning on serving them as an appetizer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

869 Calories
74g Fat
28g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 869
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 74g 94%
Saturated Fat 21g 106%
Cholesterol 205mg 68%
Sodium 1653mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 565mg 12%

* 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.

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