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Crab Cakes

There are almost as many crab cake recipes as there are crabs.  Our recipes feature many different styles of crab cakes 
but they all have that great Maryland touch that have made our crab cakes world famous.

New!  Maryland Crab Cakes

Ingredients:
1 lb. Maryland crab meat
1/2 cup cracker crumbs or bread crumbs
2 eggs (or 1 large)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. seafood seasoning
1/4 tsp. white pepper
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dry mustard

Instructions:
Carefully remove all cartilage from crab meat.  In a bowl, mix together eggs, mayo, seafood seasoning, white pepper, Worcestershire sauce and dry mustard.  Add crab meat; mix evenly and gently.  Add cracker crumbs evenly.  Shape into 6 cakes.  Deep fry in oil at 350° for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown or sauté in a frying pan with a little oil for 5 minutes on each side.
Courtesy Maryland Department of Agriculture

 

  Homestyle Crab Cakes

A classic Maryland style crab cake!

Ingredients:
1 lb. crab meat (backfin or lump)
2 slices bread (crust removed)
milk
1 egg beaten
1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. Old Bay or J.O. Spice
1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions:
In bowl, break bread into small pieces and moisten with milk.  Add all remaining ingredients except crab and mix.  Pick over crab meat to remove shell particles. Add crab meat to mixture, mixing gently but thoroughly.  Shape into six patties and chill 30 minutes.  Pan fry in a little butter or oil until brown on each side or broil in oven until browned.

 

Rich Crab Cakes

Sinfully rich and delicious!

Ingredients:
1 lb. crab meat (backfin or jumbo lump)
1 Tbsp. flour
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup thick cream
1/8 lb. butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
cayenne pepper to taste

Instructions:
Mix crab and flour and stir gently to coat.  Add egg, cream and seasonings together.  Pour over crab and mix gently.  Melt butter in a heavy skillet and drop large spoonfuls of crab mixture into hot butter.  Brown on both sides.  Makes 8 cakes.

 

Poor Man's Crab Cakes

A meatless alternative!

Ingredients:
2 cups shredded zucchini (unpeeled)
2 cups bread crumbs
1 egg
1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. mustard (optional)
1 Tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning
oil

Instructions:
Mix all ingredients together and shape into patties.  Pan fry or deep fry in oil until brown.

 

Old Bay Crab Cakes

A standard Old Bay Crab Cake recipe that's been around for over 50 years!

Ingredients:
2 slices dried bread, crusts removed
milk
1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 lb. lump or backfin crabmeat

Instructions:
In a bowl, break bread into small pieces and moisten with milk.  Add remaining ingredients except crabmeat and mix lightly.  Add crabmeat and mix gently so you do not to break up the large pieces of crab.  Shape into patties and broil or fry until golden brown on both sides.  Makes 4-6 servings.

 

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