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Easiest Crab Cakes

Easiest Crab Cakes are filled with thick chunks of crab meat mixed together with creamy mayonnaise, sweet red bell pepper and end with a kick of red pepper flakes. The PERFECT Sweet and Salty crab cake appetizer recipe! 

Crab cakes on a plate

Crab cakes on a plate

Easiest Crab Cakes

Since you guys have been loving these Salmon Croquettes so much I decided to make for you the best crab cakes that you will ever eat!

What is a Crab Cake?

A crab cake is a variety of fishcake that is popular in the United States.

It is composed of crab meat and various other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, mayonnaise, mustard, eggs, and seasonings, particularly the cake is then sautéed, baked, grilled, deep fried, or broiled, and then served.

What you need to make Crab Cakes

  • Crabmeat 
  • Mayonnaise
  • Panko
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Green onion
  • Red bell pepper 
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cajun
  • Lemon
  • Vegetable oil

The process of making crab cakes from beginning to end.

The process of making crab cakes from beginning to end.

How to make Crab Cakes:

  • Mixing crab cake filling: In a large bowl add the crabmeat, mayonnaise, Panko, flour, egg, green onion, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, cajun, and juice of lemon. Mix together and shape in to patties.
  • Cooking crab cakes: In a large saucepan add the oil and heat to medium high. Add the patties and fry until they are brown on each side for 4-5 minutes. Serve with your favorite sauce.

What to serve with Crab Cakes:

Tips for making Crab Cakes:

  • Which Crab Meat to Use: There are a few types of crab meat that is best to use when cooking or using it for more recipe. I recommend fresh, refrigerator, lump crane meat.
  • Smaller Sizes: For smaller crab cakes, divide the mixture into smaller 1 to 2 inch in size circles. For mini crab cakes, divide into even smaller and try it with 1 to 2 tablespoons. Bake at the same oven temperature. The bake time is shorter for these smaller sizes. The crab cakes are done when the tops and edges are lightly browned.
  • Cooking Crab Cakes: According to the USDA’s official website, seafood is cooked through and safe to eat when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (62.7 degrees C).

Crab cakes on a skillet cooking.

Crab cakes on a skillet cooking.

Storing Crab Cakes:

  • How to freeze crab cakes: Follow the instructions preparing the crab cakes. Once ready to bake you can freeze the pre-made crab cakes in a ziplock bag. Lay flat in the freezer for up to 1 month. If you are wanting to cook them before freezing, cook them and let cool. Once cooled, freeze them in a ziplock bag and lay flat in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Storing crab cakes: Crab cakes are best kept in the refrigerator once they have been cooked. It is best to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.
  • Warming up: When ready to serve the crab cakes use cook over medium-high heat to warm up or use an oven to bake them on a baking sheet at 350*F for 12 to 15 minutes or until warmed through. If they are frozen, add a few extra minutes for frozen meat.

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Crab cakes on a plate

Crab cakes on a plate

Easiest Crab Cakes

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Author Alyssa Rivers

Servings 8 crab cakes

Easiest Crab Cakes are filled with thick chunks of crab meat mixed together with creamy mayonnaise, sweet red bell pepper and end with a kick of red pepper flakes. The perfect Sweet and Salty crab cake appetizer recipe! 

  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Panko
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons green onion sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon cajun
  • juice of half lemon
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying
  1. In a large bowl add the crabmeat, mayonnaise, Panko, flour, egg, green onion, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, cajun, and juice of lemon. Mix together and shape in to patties.

  2. In a large saucepan add the oil and heat to medium high. Add the patties and fry until they are brown on each side for 4-5 minutes. Serve with your favorite sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Easiest Crab Cakes

Amount Per Serving

Calories 198 Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 7g35%

Cholesterol 47mg16%

Sodium 576mg24%

Potassium 183mg5%

Carbohydrates 7g2%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 12g24%

Vitamin A 722IU14%

Vitamin C 14mg17%

Calcium 40mg4%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.