Simple Crab Cakes Recipe

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Clarence Hayes Modified: March 22, 2022
Simple Crab Cakes Recipe

How To Make Simple Crab Cakes

These crispy baked crab cakes are made flavorful with Worcestershire sauce, old bay seasoning, and celery seed for a tasty seafood dish anyone will love.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes



  • 1wholeegg
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • ¼tspworcestershire sauce
  • cupHellman’s mayonnaise
  • ½tspdry mustard
  • ¼tspcelery seed
  • 2tspold bay seasoning
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tsppepper
  • 1lbfresh jumbo lump crabmeat
  • 1tbspflat leaf parsley,chopped
  • 2tbspbread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk the egg in a bowl until blended. Stir in the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and mayonnaise.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix the dry mustard, celery seed, Old Bay, salt, and pepper. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones.

  3. Remove any shell fragments from the crabmeat, then add the parsley and bread crumbs. Gently mix using fingers, taking care not to break too many of the jumbo lumps.

  4. Gently fold the crab mixture into the wet mixture until blended. Form into 3-inch cakes and coat with remaining bread crumbs. Chill for 1 hour.

  5. Place the cakes on a large greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned on the outside, turning once with a metal spatula.

  6. Serve with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, or simply a lemon.


  • Calories: 261.73kcal
  • Fat: 17.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.86g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.38g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.51g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.54g
  • Fiber: 0.37g
  • Sugar: 0.39g
  • Protein: 22.29g
  • Cholesterol: 157.49mg
  • Sodium: 794.01mg
  • Calcium: 128.38mg
  • Potassium: 337.03mg
  • Iron: 1.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 23.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.16mg
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