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Crab Cakes Chiarello Recipe

Crab Cakes Chiarello

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"These chunky crab cakes with fresh herbs, mustard, lemon and mayo are coated with seasoned panko bread crumbs, and baked until golden brown."

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Original recipe makes 18 crab cakes Change Servings


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. In medium bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs, the mayonnaise, parsley, chives, lemon juice, mustard, pepper, pepper sauce and egg yolks. Using rubber spatula, gently fold in crabmeat, keeping pieces as large as possible.
  2. Shape mixture by 1/4 cupfuls into 18 patties, 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
  3. In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Dip crab cakes into crumb mixture, coating both sides. Place in 2 ungreased 15x10-inch pans with sides.
  4. Bake both pans on separate oven racks 12 to 15 minutes, turning patties once after 6 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.
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  • PREP 35 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 5 mins


  • Recipe by Michael Chiarello for Progresso® Foods

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Jan 24, 2011

Looking over the recipe I knew this had everything a good crab cake recipe should - fresh chives and parsley, egg, mustard, mayonnaise, big chunks of lump crabmeat and, certainly, a minimum of filler (bread crumbs). My only criticism?... baking these rather than pan sauteing. I definitely noticed the difference.

Nov 02, 2010

My husband loves seafood, and especially crab cakes. He said these were the best he's ever had and I must agree. They are very meaty and light because of the panko and the fact that they are baked and not fried. I tripled the recipe and had plenty for my family of 6. I added a few more drops of pepper sauce because we like it with a little more kick. Beats restaurant crab cakes any day!


24 Ratings

Nov 22, 2010

Crispy and delicious

Dec 03, 2010

way too yummy! i used immitation crab meat instead of canned and it came out great! I served with a cilantro lime sauce & chipotle sauce. I will make this again :)

Dec 21, 2011

Fantastic crab cakes! Off the Chart! We absolutely loved these. Easy to make and very healthful. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 15, 2011

Delicious! I substituted miced onion for the chives, chilled the crab cakes for 1 hour and then fried them

Jun 08, 2011

This was delicious! I've made it twice now and the whole family loves it. The panko bread crumbs really make them perfect. Just a couple of notes - I sauteed them, not baked ... I just can't see that working, but maybe I'll try it someday. Second thing - using a 1/4 cup to make the patties, I only get 12 patties, not 18. These are amazing - terrific recipe!

Jul 14, 2011

My family has our own version of "Throwdown" and crabcakes were the challenge. I followed the recipe almost exactly ( I added a little sriracha ) and while I totally enjoyed it, the general conclusion was that if I had not added the extra it would have been perfect.


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  • Calories
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 16.9 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 715 mg
  • 29%

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

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