Maryland Crab Cakes I



"Growing up near the Chesapeake Bay you learn that crabs are as valuable as gold. My mom made crab cakes every Friday in the summer months, but I like my recipe just a tad better. Don't tell mom."  John L.

Photo By: Allrecipes


Prep Time: 12 Minutes

Cook Time: 8 Minutes    

Ready In: 20 Minutes

Servings: 6




1 pound crabmeat

2 slices white bread, crusts trimmed

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning TM

2 tablespoons butter



1.           Pick the crab meat to remove any remaining pieces of shell.


2.           Pick bread into small pieces and place in medium-size bowl with crabmeat. Add egg, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Old Bay seasoning . Mix ingredients by hand to avoid overworking the crabmeat, you want to keep the lumps of meat as much as possible. Form into patties; this should make 6 good-size cakes.


3.           Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet, then fry cakes for about 4 minutes each side or until brown crust forms on both sides of the crab cake.