Author: Simple Foodie

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

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Cakes: 4

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Crab Cakes Recipe. This is a spicy version of the crab cake that is very light and fresh tasting. It's a great appetizer for any meal.


crab 1/2 lb
bread -slices 1 made into small crumbs
Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tsps
Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp
jalapeno chile 1 seeded and diced
cilantro 2 Tbsps chopped
egg 1 beaten
shallot 1/2 diced
mayonnaise 1 Tbsp
lemon 1 zest removed & quartered
Old Bay seasoning 1 tsp
black pepper 1 tsp
vegetable oil 2 Tbsps


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the crab and bread crumbs in a large bowl. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, jalapeno, cilantro, beaten egg, shallot, mayonnaise, lemon zest, Old Bay seasoning, and black pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the mixture to the crab meat and mix thoroughly.
  5. Coat a baking sheet with the vegetable oil.
  6. Using a large cookie/biscuit cutter as a mold. Place on the baking sheet and fill with the crab mixture. Lift and repeat.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Check the crab cakes occasionally and lift them with a spatula to insure that they are not sticking to the baking sheet.
  8. Remove and place under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes or until the tops become crispy. Serve with lemon wedges.


Try not to make small pieces of the crab meat. The bigger the chunks the better the cake.