Lump Crab Cakes

crab cake
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins


1pound lump crab meat
1cup crushed Saltine crackers
1/2cup mayonnaise
1tablespoon each Dijon mustard and yellow mustard
1large egg
1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1dash Tabasco sauce
Vegetable oil for sauteing


  1. Spread crabmeat out on a flat pan and sprinkle crushed Saltines over the top.
  2.  In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise, egg, mustards, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay Seasoning and Tabasco Sauce. Pour mayonnaise mixture over crabmeat; using your hands gently toss, taking care not to break up the lumps of crabmeat. Let  mixture stand 5 minutes.
  3.  Form mixture into 6 mounded rounds about 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick. Do not pack the batter too firmly. This is very important. The cakes should be as loose as possible, yet still hold their shape.
  4.  Pour oil into a deep skillet and heat. Saute crab cakes a few at a time until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.  Remove to paper towels to drain briefly.

Recipe by Joan Nathan.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 310
  • Fat 22g
  • Sodium 590mg
  • Carbohydrate 9g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Protein 16g
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