Mom's Classic Old Bay Crab Cakes Recipe Is Dinner in 15 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

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10 months ago

Mom's Classic Old Bay Crab Cakes Recipe Is Dinner in 15 Minutes

Moist, crispy, flavorful and with chunks of sweet crabmeat, this easy crab cake recipe will be your new favorite. It's on the table – start to finish – in about 15 minutes. Not many recipes can make that claim!

The easy Old Bay crab cakes are made with fresh breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, green onions, parsley, mustard, an egg, Old Bay Seasoning and, of course, lump crabmeat. The mixture is gently mixed together and formed into patties, which are pan-fried in a little oil.

Serve this moist crab cake recipe with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, rose marie sauce or remoulade sauce for dinner, lunch or as an appetizer. These crab cakes can also be made and frozen.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 2 slices white bread, grated into coarse breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 - 2 green onions, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes or fresh minced parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard or Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat

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Recipe Notes

  • It's always a good idea to pick through lump crabmeat before cooking it with. Grab lumps of the crabmeat and gently pick through to remove any cartilage and shells. Be gentle because you don't want to break the crabmeat up too much.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, onions, Old Bay, parsley flakes, mustard and egg. Mix well.
  2. Gently fold in the crabmeat. 
  3. Shape the mixture into 4 to 5 patties. 
  4. Fry in a little oil until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side, or broil for about 7 to 8 minutes until golden and heated through.

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Donna John
Crab is my favorite seafood. And I love, love crab cakes. I may be at the bay tomorrow with my grandson (weather permitting) and now plan to stop by my favorite seafood shop on the water and get a pound of crabmeat. Please don't rain! :-)
This looks so yummy! 😋
Elisa Schmitz
What a delicious recipe. So festive and fun, too!
Donna John
I absolutely love crab cakes and this recipe. My stomach is growling!

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