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Lori's Famous Crab Cakes Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Lori's Famous Crab Cakes

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"These crab cakes are just the best. I make these often at home, and I make a smaller appetizer size for parties. They are always a hit. They are easy and delicious. I won't eat crab cakes out anymore! Serve with fresh squeezed lemon and tartar sauce!"

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Original recipe makes 6 crab cakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a bowl, toss together the 1/3 cup bread crumbs, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, green onions, and parsley. Mix in the egg white, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard. Season with Old Bay seasoning, dry mustard, and onion powder. Fold crabmeat into the mixture. Form into 6 large cakes. Coat in the remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet. Fry the cakes 5 minutes on each side, or until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 02, 2008

Hi all...I am the submitter of this recipe. I just want to share a few tips, all veggies should be diced very fine. Before you fold in the crab meat, if the veggie/binding mixture is too loose, add a little more bread crumbs, if it is too dry (which may result in the cakes not sticking together), and a little more mayo. After all the cakes are made, I lightly pat more crumbs on all sides. Yes, I do fry them, but not in that much oil as stated here. I have never broiled them, but I'm sure they are just as good. I hope this helps, and enjoy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2005

I followed the directions very carefully and these crab cakes turned out a complete mess. They did not stay together in the pan and I just had a huge piled on mush in the pan. I taste the mixture and it was so greasy. I don't know what happen. The recipe probably requires more egg whites to hold together in the pan. Very disappointed!

Mar 17, 2006

this is a great recipe, with one exception. i think it is always best to saute' your main veges (onions, peppers, garlic, etc.) before incorporating them into the main dish. afterall, the heat of sweating the veges is what brings out the maximum flavor in them. i did add the garlic, which i do to almost all seafood dishes.

Sep 29, 2003

These are the most delicious crab cakes I have EVER tasted. This recipe goes beyond the 5 star rating. Ever since I tried these, no other recipe compares. BIG HIT!! Thanks for the GREAT recipe Lori. A definate keeper!!

Dec 27, 2006

These were great! My boyfriend has been wanting to make homemade crab cakes for a while now, so we decided to do so for a recent potluck holiday party here in New England. We followed the recipe as directed, and only changed a few things, mostly from what we liked in other crab cakes. We used real crab from the seafood section of our grocery store (16 oz.) instead of the 3 cans. We decided to use crushed Ritz crackers in the mix instead of bread crumbs (though we still coated them with breadcrumbs). Also, we omitted the bell peppers and decided to chop up onion and celery and saute them in a little butter instead (we had wonderful crab cakes on the coast once like that so we had to add it in!). Lastly, since it was finger food at a potluck, we formed cakes about the width of half-dollars which turned out great. We ended up baking them (at 375) since they were difficult to turn over, and that worked out fine. Rave reviews at the party!!!

Oct 14, 2005

I have tried many crab cake recipes and never found one I wanted to make again until now! These were excellent. Even my husband agrees (which is amazing!). I followed the recipe pretty much exactly (except for adding one extra egg white and using less oil to fry in). I put the cakes in the freezer for about 15 minutes before frying and had no problem at all with them falling apart. I am going to try broiling them next time and see how they compare with the fried. Thanks for a great recipe.

Dec 20, 2007

This is by far one of the best crab cake recipes I've tried. I make it for all family holidays in bite sized appetizers. I like to use panko breadcrumbs rather than regular for the outside crumbs (I use regular breadcrumbs in the actual crabcake mix). When I make them bite size I also bake them to avoid being in the kitchen for longer than I have to. I spray the baking tin with oil olive and then individually spray each crab cake with a wee bit of olive oil and bake at 375 for about 12 minutes (or until they are slightly golden and heated through). Whatever way you make it though- the results are always the same- delicious!

Nov 03, 2005

These were incredible! Simply every bit as good as what you would expect to get in a fine restaurant. I bought the cans of crabmeat at Wal-Mart, and paid only $1.50 for each, making this recipe as affordable as it is delicious. I made a couple of small changes. I used Italian style breadcrumbs (all I had), and I omitted the red pepper and substituted with more green bell pepper. I served these with an mango relish that I improvised, and it was a great combination. I chopped one mango, added about 2 Tbsp. finely chopped green bell pepper, 1/2 small can of chopped pineapple, 1/2 green apple, peeled and finely chopped, juice of 1 lime, 1 Tbsp. apple jelly, 1/2 serrano pepper (finely chopped and no seeds), a small handful of chopped cilantro, and a teaspon of sugar. Pureed a small portion of the mixture, and then mixed that back in with the rest. The crabcakes had a wonderful flavor all on their own, but with the addition of the salsa, it was over-the-top amazing! Definitely worthy of serving to company or a/o you want to indulge. Thanks, Lori, for a great crabcake recipe. I will make this again and again.


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  • Calories
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 20.7 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 508 mg
  • 20%

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

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