Easy Crab Cakes

Looking for a delicious way to make your Valentine’s Dinner extra special? Try these Easy Crab Cakes and you won’t be disappointed! With simple ingredients, very little filler and plenty of crab, these are the perfect main dish or appetizer to any occasion!

Easy Crab Cakes on a plate with cocktail sauce

My kids have always enjoyed helping me in the kitchen. Often, the two of them want to “surprise” my husband and I with a “fancy” dinner that they make all by themselves. If you are anything like me, just the thought of them in the kitchen by themselves gives me pause to wonder if the concoction they come up with will even be edible! We came up with these easy, broiled crab cakes as a way to give them independence and give my husband and I dish to look forward to- a win win! The best part- these are so good I find myself whipping these up even when they aren’t setting the menu for a fun date night in appetizer!

What is lump crab meat?

Lump crab comes from the back and body of the crab along the muscles. When this is removed from the crab it typically pulled off in lumps, which is where the name comes from!

Can I fry these Crab Cakes?

Definitely! If you prefer to fry this recipe, simply add 1/4 cup of your favorite cooking oil (we like Olive Oil or Avocado Oil) over medium heat to a small frying pan and cook each crab cake for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they have a light golden color.

I don’t like cocktail sauce, what can I dip these in?

If you don’t like the taste of cocktail sauce or would prefer another sauce to accompany these tasty bites, we love this recipe from The Spruce Eats for a great alternative.

Ingredients for easy crab cakes

Ingredients for Easy Crab Cakes

  • 1 lb lump crabmeat
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS worchestershire
  • 1 1/2t chopped parsley
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1 T mayonnaise
  • 1 T butter, melted
  • 6 crackers, crumbled

How to make our Easy Crab Cakes

In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients.

Ingredients for easy crab cakes in a bowl

Next, mix well but be careful not to break the crab meat apart too much. The large lumps throughout the crab cake are the best part!

Mixing ingredients in a bowl

Form mixture into small patties, about 2 inches (a small handful) and place on a baking sheet.

Crabcakes on a baking sheet before baking

Then, broil in oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown, turning halfway through.

Baked crabcakes out of the oven

Finally, remove from broiler and serve with your favorite dipping sauce or along side of a delicious steak and enjoy!

Easy Crab Cakes on a plate with cocktail sauce

Anytime we get to enjoy these easy crab cakes, we consider it a good day! Gather your whole family in the kitchen and with the help of this recipe, create wonderful family memories that your taste buds will appreciate!

Easy Crab Cakes

Easy Crab Cakes

Yield: about 10 crab cakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lump crabmeat
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS worchestershire
  • 1 1/2t chopped parsley
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1 T mayonnaise
  • 1 T butter, melted
  • 6 crackers, crumbled

Instructions

    1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients.
    2. Mix well but be careful not to break the crab meat apart too much.
    3. Form mixture into small patties, about 2 inches (a small handful) and place on a baking sheet.
    4. Broil in oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown, turning halfway through.
    5. Remove from broiler and enjoy!


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