Best Crab Cake Recipes

Crab cake is a popular American dish that can be served as appetizer or as a main dish. The basic crab cakes ingredients are crab meat, eggs, breadcrumbs and seasonings. However, several and delicious variations of crab cake recipes can be found. Similarly, crab cakes cooking method varies – crab cakes can be baked, sautéed, fried, grilled or broiled. Usually crab cakes are accompanied with some crab cake sauce but they can also be served alone.

Below you can find some delicious crab cake recipes:

Crab Cake Recipe

1 pound backfin crab meat
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup cracker meal
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 pinch cayenne pepper

1. Combine all ingredients and form into small cakes.
2. Sautee cakes in butter until browned on each side. Serve hot.

Baked Crab Cakes

2 pounds jumbo lump crab meat
5 cup cornflakes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 teaspoons old bay seasoning
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 large egg yolks
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

Tartar Sauce:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped capers
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

1. In a food processor, pulse cornflakes until ground coarse and spread in a shallow baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, Old Bay seasoning, cayenne and yolks. Add crab meat and salt and pepper to taste, tossing mixture gently but thoroughly.
3. With a 1/4 cup measure, form crab cakes into slightly flattened rounds about 2 1/2 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick. Gently coat crab cakes with cornflakes, transferring as coated to a
wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Chill crab cakes, covered with plastic wrap, at least 2 hours and up to 4 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 400F.Transfer crab cakes to a large baking sheet. Put about 1/2 teaspoon
butter on each crab cake and bake in the middle of the oven until crisp and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Serve with tartar sauce.

Tartar Sauce:
1. Mix all ingredients together. Cover and chill.

Maryland Crab Cakes

1 pound cooked crab, flaked
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 cup cracker crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
flour for dredging

1. Mix the parsley, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce, eggs,
and mayonnaise together.
2. Add the crab and crumbs, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Divide the mixture into 8 cakes and dredge in flour.
4. These can be deep fried at 375 to 380 degrees for 2-3 minutes (or until golden
brown). Or you may pan fry them on both sides in butter.

Enjoy your meal !!

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