Classic Crab Cakes

Crispy golden crab cakes with garnishes

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/2 lb Crab Meat, rinsed, drained, and flaked
  • 5 Tbsp Butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 1/4 cup Bread Crumbs, seasoned
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Pepper


In large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of butter. Add chopped onion, celery, and garlic. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat and let cool. Stir in crab meat, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, mayonnaise, egg, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and pepper.

Shape crab meat mixture into 4 patties; coat with remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs, pressing crumbs onto each patty. In same large skillet over medium heat, melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter. Cook crab cakes in butter 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Serve with your favorite seafood sauce.