Baltimore Crab Cakes Recipe

This Baltimore crab cakes recipe is also famously named, Maryland crab cakes. With this famous crab cake recipe, Crab-O-Licious has included healthier alternatives to this crab cake recipe as well. For instance, instead of white bread we put in (whole wheat bread) as a healthier alternative. We include broiling options, too, below, so you may want to check that out as a possible way to try this famous crab cake!


Ingredients for Baltimore Crab Cakes:

  • 1 Pound Crab Meat (3-6 ounce cans of crab meat)
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard (Mustard Seed)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh, Minced Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise (low-fat)
  • Few Dashes of Black Pepper (optional)
  • 1 Beaten Egg (2 egg whites)
  • 2 slices White Bread (Whole Wheat)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Whole Milk (Low-fat)
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil for frying (Olive Oil broiling)

Mix the milk and bread together in a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the oil and mix well. Divide the mixture and form them into six patties. If they don't form well, you can add a little more mayonnaise.

Pour oil in a deep frying pan. Heat on medium-high for about 5 minutes or until the oil is hot. Carefully add the crab cakes to the pan and fry on each side 2-3 minutes or until the patties are nicely browned. Drain on paper towels.

Makes 4-6 Crab Cakes

To Broil This Baltimore Crab Cakes Recipe:

To broil these crab cakes, refrigerate them for at least one hour, first. Then place them on a slightly greased (or non-stick)cookie sheet. Make sure the oven rack is 3 or 4 inches from the broiler. Broil the crab cakes for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Do watch them carefully as no oven or broiling settings are created equally. It may only take them 2-3 minutes if your oven runs hot and on the other hand, it could take a little longer for them to cook through. It's always good to have the oven light on while baking or boiling so you can keep an eye on them.

Makes 4-6 Crab Cakes 

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