Crab Cakes Recipe

Crab cakes are a delectable seafood dish that is loved by seafood enthusiasts worldwide. These savory cakes are made with succulent crab meat, bound together with breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, and a blend of flavorful herbs and spices. The cakes are then pan-fried to golden perfection, resulting in a crispy exterior and a tender, moist interior. Crab cakes can be served as an appetizer, a main course, or even as a sandwich filling. With their rich flavor and delightful texture, crab cakes are a true culinary delight that will leave you craving for more.

Recipe for Crab Cakes

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 pound lump crab meat, picked over for shells
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, for frying
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, combine the crab meat, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, parsley, Old Bay seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Gently mix until well combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into patties, about 3 inches in diameter.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Carefully place the crab cakes in the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and heated through.
  4. Transfer the cooked crab cakes to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  5. Serve the crab cakes hot with lemon wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 20g