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Bonnie's Crab Cakes Recipe

Bonnie's Crab Cakes

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"My husband and I live in Maryland. He absolutely loves crab cakes and he's VERY picky. He thinks these are great! If you'd like, sprinkle more Old Bay® on top."

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Original recipe makes 6 cakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Mix crabmeat, bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, parsley, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
  2. Beat egg with mayonnaise, and mustard in a separate bowl. Stir egg mixture into crabmeat mixture; shape into 6 patties.
  3. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Arrange patties onto baking sheet; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Bake patties in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
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Feb 04, 2015

I am from Maryland, born and bred. This is the way to make crab cakes except they are typically fried in a lot of hot oil or broiled. Of course, the essential ingredient in this recipe is the crab meat followed closely by authentic Old Bay. The crab should be blue crab from the Chesapeake Bay region, Florida, Louisiana or other Gulf of Mexico states. I live near Atlanta now and there is only one place to get great crab. Believe it or not, the alternative is Paramount Preserve Premium Lump Crabmeat from Sam's Club. This company is headquartered in my old stomping grounds of Glen Burnie, Maryland. The crab comes from the west coast of Mexico. It is not blue crab but is very, very close. Much better than crab from Asia packaged by Phillips (a Maryland company) and others. I mix the ingredients then refrigerate for a couple of hours when there is time. It is a good idea to refrigerate the crab cakes after they are formed for 30+ minutes but it is not crucial. It helps them stay together in the pan. Enjoy this recipe from the Land of Pleasant Living!

Dec 30, 2013

Tasty! I like my crab cakes with more meat than filler and this has lots of meat and great flavor.


6 Ratings

Dec 30, 2014

Great directions very easy to follow and the crab cakes tasted delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Apr 21, 2015

These were very good, I think I may have put too much Old Bay Seasoning though. They tasted a bit on the salty side. I will definitely be making these again, and maybe cut back the Old Bay to one tablespoon.

Mar 23, 2015

Awesome!!!! This was the first time I have ever made crab cakes and it was a big hit!!!!! I did have trouble making the patties stay together but I managed to make it work. I doubled the recipe and had friends over, they were impressed and everyone loved them!!!!

Nov 16, 2013

It's easy to make and it is really good...


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  • Calories
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 699 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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