Maryland Crab Cakes

The crab flavor and spices are dominant in these cakes. Serve these cakes with classic tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 lb. lump crabmeat, shells and cartilage removed
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1⁄4 cup tartar sauce
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges


  • Preheat oven to 400°F and place a skillet on a rack in the middle.
  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, egg, mustard, and seasoning. Once the egg is completely incorporated, gently stir in the crabmeat. Be careful not to break up the lumps.
  • Divide the mixture into four even pieces. Form each piece into a patty.
  • Add the oil to the skillet and add the patties. Bake the patties for 12 minutes and flip. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes on the second side. Remove immediately from the skillet and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with tarter sauce and lemon wedges.