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Maryland Crab Cakes III Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Maryland Crab Cakes III

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"These crab cakes are rich and moist with lots of meat and very little filling. Typical of finer restaurants!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven on broiler setting. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together crushed saltine crackers, mayonnaise, brown mustard, onion, celery, and Old Bay seasoning. Gently stir in the crabmeat. Shape into 6 patties. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Broil crab cakes 8 to 10 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 07, 2007

This was a good basic recipe. I made a few changed/additions. Like other users, halved the mayo and added 2 eggs. Used a bit more crab meat, as I like mine full of crab. 1/2 saltines, 1/2 bread crumbs. about 1/3 cup dried parsley, some lemon juice, some worchestershire, and definitely more old bay (I'm from MD). I couldn't bring myself to broil these, I've always pan fried, so I used 1 Tbsp butter and a few Tbsp Vegetable oil on med/high heat. These are filling, so I served on toasted buns with tomatoes and a wonderful veggie medley on the side. Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 08, 2011

these were just ok.... i used green onions, halved the mayo and added an egg.

Sep 14, 2005

These were really great! They made me homesick for Baltimore. Too salty for me so I replaced the crackers with bread crumbs and added a bit more Old Bay instead. I think next time I'll try unsalted crackers. I like the cracker consistancy and a strong Old Bay flavor but saltines were too much. Thanks!

Jul 09, 2009

AFTER READING ALL THE REVIEWS: I tried this several recommended ways, and this seems to be the key to a happy crowd for us.. 1) changing mayo amount to 1/2C or it turns out to be very greasy to us. 2) add chopped green onion and red pepper (eyeball amount) esp since most our friends aren't onion fans 3) add 1/8C parsley 4) 1.5t Old Bay Seasoning, and lastly I followed the advice of putting a dash of Worcestershire's and lemon juice. What a hit this was. If you use the broiler instead of frying on med-high ...please check them often as they should not dark in color as some have shown but a golden brown.

Feb 03, 2004

I made this for my wife and she loved it. We gave some to our neighbors who also liked it and now want the recipe. It tastes great and is easy to make. Since the recipe doesn't ask for frying, clean up is easy and the house didn't have an oily smell. I used a 1/4 measuring cup to help shape the cakes. Just pat down with your palm to make the cakes a little flatter but wider.

Jul 16, 2005

I have made this recipe more times than I can count. I use 1 cup breadcrumbs instead of the saltine crackers and made the cakes considerably smaller (about 2 inches in diameter - I get about 20 cakes) and broiled them 5-7 minutes each side. Great as appetizers. My friends always request them!

Jan 26, 2007

These were awesome! I used Club crackers instead of saltines. The butter flavor really added to the recipe. I chopped the onion and celery super fine and used just a little less onion than 1/4c. I was skeptical about broiling them because I have always pan fried my crabcakes, but WOW! They were as good if not better that pan fried. It took about 5-6 min per side under the broiler. I used whole lump crab on sale 2lb for $16. I will be making these this way from now on. As a topper sauce I took one part mayo, one part Di'jon mustard and a splash of Worstershire sauce and mixed it and placed a dollop on top. EXCELLENT!

Oct 15, 2003

I love crab cakes and now my own crab cakes are my favorite. I can never stick to a recipe, so I added to this recipe, but it was great. I used bread crumbs and corn meal instead of saltines, I added green onions and some other spices, but it was great! I served it with "Trader Joe's" tartar sauce and everyone flips over them!!


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  • Calories
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 31.6 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 820 mg
  • 33%

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

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