Best Ever Crab Cakes


Learn how to cook crab cakes with this easy and fast recipe that makes some of the best I've ever eaten! Serve with coarse mustard on the plate or your favorite mustard sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 crab cakes


  • 1 egg

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon minced green onions

  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

  • teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 8 ounces crabmeat

  • ½ cup crushed buttery round crackers

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Whisk together egg, mayonnaise, green onions, lemon juice, tarragon, and pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Gently stir in crabmeat, being careful not to break up meat. Gradually mix in cracker crumbs, adding until desired consistency is achieved. Form crab mixture into 4 patties.

  2. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat.

  3. Cook patties in the skillet until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes on each side.

    overhead view of crab cakes on a platter

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
15g Fat
6g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 256mg 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.

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