Maryland Crab Cakes

We had these for dinner last night finally! My plan was to have them during the game on Saturday but we lost power in our neighborhood for 6 hours and had to go to a sports bar for the game. Anyway on Monday we enjoyed a fabulous dinner of maryland crab cakes and fries with gravy (I've been told that's a weird Maryland thing). If I do say so myself, my crab cakes rival the very best in the state, no kidding. Here's the recipe, such as it is, sometimes you have to use a little instinct:

1 lb. Jumbo Lump Crabmeat

2/3 slices white bread

2/3 T. mayonnaise

2 t. Old Bay Seasoning

2 t. parsley flakes

1 t. mustard

1 egg

1 T. lemon juice

1t. worcestershire sauce

dash hot sauce

I like to use very fine bread crumbs prepared in my food processor (or a blender works fine as well). Set aside your bread crumbs. Beat 1 egg in a bowl. Add all wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add Old Bay and parsley flakes into the wet mix. Drain any liquid from your crab meat and gently add the meat into your bowl of wet ingredients. There is little point in paying more for jumbo lump meat if you are going to break it apart anyway. Gently fold the meat until all is moist. Begin adding your bread crumbs at this point. Your crab mixture should be the consistency of a fairly loose mud pie. So it only just sticks together. If you need more moisture, add a bit more mayo/lemon juice mix. A bit more bread crumbs, that's fine too. Shape mixture into patties. At this point I add a dash of worcestershire sauce to each patty. Broil for approximately 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


Jude said...

I love broiled crabcakes, but without the filler. Those look yummy though.

The Bee said...

OMG - Seriously I can speak from experience here - you make THE BEST FREAKING CRAB CAKES! You know I have friends that never even eat crab but after having your crab cakes they have converted. And honestly, I don't have any clue where it came from b/c normally, if it's not pastry, you can't cook it. Maybe b/c it has the word "cake" in the title ...

BTW I have an award for you on my site :)

The Bee said...

wtf - fries with gravy too? why was I not invited to this feast??

Unknown said...

I've never had crabcakes...these look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe

Jackie said...

Oh I do miss this delicacy!! We had them all the time while living in Maine!!

You just can't get very good crab in Oklahoma!!

Thanks for hosting my add today and have a great week!!:-)

Lin said...

Could you just come over and make these for me??? They sound GREAT! I'm not so sure about the fries though....

Shy said...


Rebecca said...

I will be making this! I love crab cakes but I have never found a good recipe for them. I bet your recipe will be delicious! Going to print it out now :-)

Ann said...

Those look so good. I wonder if my husband would eat those, he's so darn fussy

Buggys said...

*Jude they really are delish
*Bee Just the other day I posed a question right here out of possible need..Who gets Momma? I don't think I heard from you on that and now you want me to feed you? Hmmm.
*Blog Queen Even more reason to try this scrumpcious delight.
*Jackie I have lots of family who have moved away from MD. First thing they want when they get into town.
*Lin Sure, next time I make them you're invited for dinner.
* Shy Amen!
*Rebecca Let me know when you try this recipe. I think you will be happy
*Ann Worth a try. It may become his new fav!

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Oh delicious crab cakes. It's been so long since I've had you in my mouth.

Staci said...

Okay, those crab cakes are making me just as hungry tonight as they did last night. How I wish I was born with the cooking gene.