Maryland Crab Cakes 3.0

Ready in 45 minutes

This 3.0 version of my crab cake recipe combines the very best ingredients and strategies from two amateur Maryland cooks and their favorite individual crab cake recipes. Version 3.0 has been a proven success among Marylanders and crab cake tourists alike.


1 pound Lump crab meat; Never use pasturized
1 pound Backfin crab meat
4 slices Potato Bread; Using the inside of potato hot dog rolls works well too
1 cup Duke's Mayonaise; Use more if need be
2 Eggs; beaten with a pinch of salt and pepper
4 teaspoons Old Bay
2 tablespoons Fresh parsley chopped
1 teaspoon Ground mustard; Nathan's spicy ground mustard works great
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Black pepper
1 cup Remoulade Sauce; basic crab cake sauce for dipping. Can also use aioli of your choice. Remember, the best crab cakes do not need sauce.

Original recipe makes 10 Servings



Preheat the Broiler to Low.

1) Break up the potato bread into small pieces. Try to only have minimal pieces of the crust from each piece.

2) Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to the beaten eggs for flavor.

3) Combine mayo, parsley, old bay, mustard, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce and stir.

3) Add in bread pieces and stir mixture.

4) GENTLY fold in the crab meat with the mixture (Do this by hand to minimize breaking up the crab meat and keeping it "lump")

5) See where you're at at this point, feel free to add more mayo as needed in order to form patties without it breaking apart

6) Refrigerate for a few hours (patties break apart less if the mixture is cold). This step is essential as the crab flavors meld together and the mixture becomes more solidified.

7) Form patties out of the mixture and place on a baking sheet (I usually sprinkle additional Old Bay on top of the patties at this point)

8) Place the crab cakes into the oven on the top shelf for 8 minutes.

9) After 8 minutes, flip each crab cake to ensure even cooking. Once flipped, cook for another 6-8 minutes.

10) DONE! Makes about 10-12 crab cakes depending on how big you make the patties.

11) Remove the crab cakes from the oven when there is a nice "brown" on each side. When you take them out, they will continue to cook for a few minutes.

12) Serve crab cakes with a variety of sauces or toast some Potato buns/bread with cheese to make a crab cake sandwich. An additional idea is to melt a slice of cheese (American) on top of a crab cake to make "Crab Melt".

13) Enjoy!

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Formed crab cakes before they become utopian crab cakes in the oven.




If you are lucky enough to have any crab cake leftovers, we recommend making crab nachos ("Crabchos"). The microwave is the recommended cooking apparatus, but if you must broil, then make sure you don't use tostitos scoops - they burn too quick in the broiler for some reason.

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