Classic Crab Cakes

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  • 1 lb (2 cups) canned or cooked crab meat, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2-2 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbls. seafood seasoning
  • 1 tbls. minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/3 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 2 to 4 tbls. vegetable oil
  • Lemon slices, optional


  1. In a bowl, combine crab, bread crumbs, egg, mayonnaise, vegetables and seasonings. Shape into eight patties. Broil patties or cook in a skillet in oil for 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with lemon if desired. Yields 8 servings.

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