Spicy Crab Cakes

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These delicious crab cakes can be served as a main dish or first course. Serve them with lemon wedges and rémoulade or cocktail sauce.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lump crabmeat
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1–1¼ cups fine, dry bread crumbs, divided
  • Few drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Vegetable oil

Directions

  • Drain crabmeat and break up slightly, discarding any pieces of shell or cartilage. Sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg; stir in mayonnaise, ¾ cup bread crumbs, Old Bay Seasoning, Tabasco, and Worcestershire sauce. Gently fold crabmeat into mixture until well combined.
  • With your hands, shape mixture into patties, flattening slightly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat about ½" oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Gently roll or press crab cakes into more breadcrumbs. Fry patties for about 3 minutes on each side or until nicely browned. Drain on paper towels.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lump crabmeat
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1–1¼ cups fine, dry bread crumbs, divided
  • Few drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Vegetable oil

Directions

  • Drain crabmeat and break up slightly, discarding any pieces of shell or cartilage. Sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg; stir in mayonnaise, ¾ cup bread crumbs, Old Bay Seasoning, Tabasco, and Worcestershire sauce. Gently fold crabmeat into mixture until well combined.
  • With your hands, shape mixture into patties, flattening slightly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat about ½" oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Gently roll or press crab cakes into more breadcrumbs. Fry patties for about 3 minutes on each side or until nicely browned. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories470
Total Fat31g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol170mg
Sodium780mg
Total Carbohydrate20g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Protein26g