Seafood Recipes

Maryland Crab Cakes

Maryland Crab Cakes


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon old bay
  • 1 dash tabasco
  • 1 pound backfin crab meat
  • 1/3 cup saltine style cracker crumbs
  • Butter or vegetable oil for frying
  • Tartar sauce or lemon if desired


Step 1

Mix the egg, mayo, mustard, pepper, Old Bay, Worcestershire and Tabasco together in a mixing bowl until well blended.

Step 2

Place the crabmeat in a bowl and gently mix with the cracker crumbs.

Step 3

: Pour egg mixture over the crab and mix well taking care to keep the crab lumps

Step 4

Form the cakes with your hands about 3 inches in diameter and less than 1 inch in height. The cakes should not be packed too tightly, just enough to hold their shape.

Step 5

Place the cakes on a platter or tray lined with wax paper, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cooking.

Step 6

Put the oil or butter in a frying pan on medium-high just enough to have a slight sizzle and fry the cakes a few at a time until golden brown, about 4 mins per side. Remove with a slotted spatula and place on a paper towel.

Step 7

Serve at once with the tartar sauce and lemon and be sure to say something about how the Patriots will be wicked smaht this season.

Sign Up to be a Tasting Partner!

Enter your email below and you will be the first to know about new wines, recipes, wine articles, and new additions to the Vastewine app.