Rating: 4.29 stars
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

This Crab Cake recipe is the true Crab Cake with no fillers and no heavy spices, all crab meat. This recipe has been in my family for generations.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the pancake mix, mustard, mayonnaise, egg and parsley until well blended. Fold in the crabmeat. Form into 3 inch patties.

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. There should be enough oil to reach half way up the sides of the crab cakes. When the oil is hot, carefully place the patties in the pan. Fry until golden brown on each side, about 8 minutes per side. If patties are browning too fast, reduce the heat. Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; protein 27.7g; carbohydrates 6.6g; fat 27.6g; cholesterol 136.7mg; sodium 640.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (45)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
Wow! This is an awesome and amazingly easy recipe! I served it on a bed of romaine with a chili mayo sauce drizzled over the cakes. Yum! Hint to all use Bisquik instead of pancake mix. The consistency was perfect! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/03/2011
I was born and live in Baltimore Maryland and worked at three fine dining resteraunts growing up. A maryland crab cake is crab meat, mayonaise, eggs,bread crumbs, and spices, the BEST is the McCormick crab cake classic recipe its nots cheap but it allows the rich clean flavor of the crab meat to come through in the finish product if they sell the seasoning in your supermarket try it..p.s. A MARYLAND CRABCAKE IS BROILED NEVER FRIED OR PANFRIED Read More
(173)
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 2 stars
01/03/2011
I was born and live in Baltimore Maryland and worked at three fine dining resteraunts growing up. A maryland crab cake is crab meat, mayonaise, eggs,bread crumbs, and spices, the BEST is the McCormick crab cake classic recipe its nots cheap but it allows the rich clean flavor of the crab meat to come through in the finish product if they sell the seasoning in your supermarket try it..p.s. A MARYLAND CRABCAKE IS BROILED NEVER FRIED OR PANFRIED Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/09/2005
The pancake batter (which BTW is not original to the "true" Maryland crabcake masks the flavor of the crabmeat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2007
Wow! This is an awesome and amazingly easy recipe! I served it on a bed of romaine with a chili mayo sauce drizzled over the cakes. Yum! Hint to all use Bisquik instead of pancake mix. The consistency was perfect! Read More
(47)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2011
Old bay automatically makes this a five star recipe and if you are not from the Eastern Shore of MD where we good country folk live and breathe seafood yes you would beleive that you broil a real MD Crabcake and not fry it...NOT SO! ALL of the BEST restaurants on the Eastern SHore fry them...Old Mill Suicide's...can NOT wait to get back! And for the lady who said it was a crab pancake use less pancake mix. There are MANY variations you may want to try bread crumbs. I have even done them with Hawaiian rolls. No imitating a MD Crab cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
i was a bit leary of the pancake mix... but it was AWESOME Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2009
The sweetness in the pancake mix goes well with the crab. I added a little Old Bay instead of parsley. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2007
This was not as good as I thought it would be. The pancake mix made it too doughy but if you don't use as much as recipe calls for it won't stay together while cooking in oil. It tastes more like a crab pancake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
I am a not so very good cook or so my kids tell me and despite the fact that I am almost sure i messed this up just a bit they tasted fantastic! Super easy and really yummy! Thanks I did use old bay instead of parsley as well and LOVED the fact that I could cook this with things I had on hand! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2011
This is the best MARYLAND CRAB CAKE recipe that i have ever used. I've used it 3 times and everyone loves it. I made two changes. one I used Old Bay instead of parsley and I didn't use mayo (never have any) and it still came out great! Thanks Robert for this fantastic recipe!!! Read More
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