Classic Crab Cakes Recipe

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Landon Published: December 22, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Classic Crab Cakes Recipe

How To Make Classic Crab Cakes

These crab cakes are made with real crab meat and fried until crispy and golden. Serve this up for brunch or as a tasty snack in just under one hour!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1lbcrabmeat,picked free of shells
  • cupbreadcrumbs,or Panko, plus more
  • ¼cupparsley
  • ¼cupmayonnaise
  • 1egg
  • 1tspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1lime,zested
  • ½lime,juiced
  • 1tspsalt
  • flour,for dusting
  • 2eggs,with 2 tbsp of water, beaten
  • ½cupcanola oil,for frying


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the crabmeat, ⅓ cup of breadcrumbs, parsley, mayonnaise, egg, Worcestershire sauce, lime zest, lime juice, and salt.

  2. Use a ¼ cup scoop to form even patties, then dust them flour. Dredge the cakes through the water and egg mixture, then coat with breadcrumbs.

  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, carefully place the crab cakes, in batches, then fry for 4 to 5 minutes until browned.

  4. Carefully flip crab cakes and fry the other side for 4 minutes until golden brown.

  5. Serve warm on top of English muffins, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 356.04kcal
  • Fat: 28.57g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.35g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.63g
  • Fiber: 0.86g
  • Sugar: 0.86g
  • Protein: 17.35g
  • Cholesterol: 157.06mg
  • Sodium: 566.73mg
  • Calcium: 102.02mg
  • Potassium: 277.27mg
  • Iron: 1.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 46.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.82mg
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