Shrimp Cakes


Fried shrimp cakes are made with crackers and onion. This recipe includes jalapenos and Tabasco® sauce to add a little kick--very flavorful!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound shrimp - peeled, deveined and chopped

  • 1 ¼ cups coarsely crushed buttery round crackers

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 10 dashes hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)

  • celery salt to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

  • 1 quart oil for frying


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, crackers, onion and jalapeno. Stir in the mayonnaise and mustard, and season with Tabasco and celery salt. Mix in Parmesan cheese. Form into 8 patties.

  2. Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a deep heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is nice and hot, fry the patties for about 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1054 Calories
87g Fat
45g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1054
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 87g 111%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 1314mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 208mg 4%

* 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.