Old Bay® Crab Cakes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Old Bay(R) Crab Cakes Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Old Bay® Crab Cakes

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"If you like Maryland crab cakes, you will love this classic Old Bay® recipe featuring fresh lump crab meat that is sensationally seasoned with Old Bay® seasoning."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Break bread into small pieces and moisten with milk. Add remaining ingredients and combine well.
  2. Shape mixture into patties. Broil or fry until golden-brown on both sides.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 07, 2005

I substituted Halibut from the night before instead of crab meat, positively the best "crab" cakes we've ever had!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 09, 2004

very bland and tasteless never again will make these

Jul 07, 2009

This is a very good start, but needed some additional spices to avoid blandness: i added 1/4 tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp dijon, 1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper, and a tablspoon of finely minced green onion. I also replaced the 2 slices of dried bread with ~1.25 cup of fine dried bread crumbs, which makes a nice consistency.

May 16, 2006

We served this on our special Mother's Day buffet and it was a huge succes! Lot's of compliments. Enough of a zing to get your attention but not overwhelming. Was complimented well with a sweet hot slaw.

Jan 10, 2003

Very easy and very flavorful! I know I will be making these again and again.

Jun 24, 2009

Wow! No one does it better than Old Bay! I've been trusting their spice as my "secret ingredient" for many years.

Jul 12, 2004

These crab cakes were really good my family raved over them the only thing was I did'nt make enough next time I'll have to double the batch.

Jul 06, 2006

Best crab cakes with a couple of revisions. I used pumpernikel bread, and added a small amount of bread crumbs. Instead of Old Bay seasoning (which I couldn't find), I used the salt free Tony Sacheres (sp?) and fresh parsley instead of dried. I also used an extra egg. The crab cake sauce from this site went with these so well!


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  • Calories
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 22.7 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 1037 mg
  • 41%

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

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