Lori's Famous Crab Cakes


These famous crab cakes are just the best. I make these often at home, and I make smaller appetizers for parties. They are always a hit. They are easy and delicious. I won't eat crab cakes out anymore! Serve with fresh squeezed lemon and tartar sauce!

close up view of Crab Cakes with fresh herbs on a colorful plate
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • cup dry bread crumbs

  • ¼ green bell pepper, seeded and diced

  • ¼ red bell pepper, seeded and diced

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon Old Bay TM seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • 3 (6 ounce) cans crabmeat, drained and flaked

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1 cup canola oil for frying


  1. In a bowl, toss together dry bread crumbs, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, green onions, and parsley. Mix in egg white, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard. Season with Old Bay seasoning, dry mustard, and onion powder. Fold crabmeat into mixture. Form into 6 large cakes. Coat in remaining bread crumbs.

  2. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet. Fry cakes 5 minutes on each side, or until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
9g Fat
14g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 508mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 40mg 198%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 498mg 11%

* 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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