Maryland Crab Cake Recipe

Maryland Crab Cake Recipe


  •  1 pound lump or backfin crabmeat

  •     Cup Oyster crackers

  •     2 egg, beaten

  •     2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  •     ½ cup Tartar sauce,

  •     1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, or more to taste

  •     2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • Tab of butter


  1. Drain the crabmeat and pick through it, discarding any shells and cartilage. Put the crabmeat in a bowl and set it aside.

  2.     Crush the Oyster crackers until very fine and mix with the 2 eggs, Tartar Sauce and Old Bay

  3.     Fold in the crab gently. Only mix enough to combine ingredients take care not to break up the crab

  4.     Shape into 6 crab cakes, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  5.     Heat the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  6.     Cook the crab cakes until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

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