True Maryland Crab Cakes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
True Maryland Crab Cakes Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

True Maryland Crab Cakes

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"This Crab Cake recipe is the true Crab Cake with no fillers and no heavy spices, all crab meat. This recipe has been in my family for generations."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the pancake mix, mustard, mayonnaise, egg and parsley until well blended. Fold in the crabmeat. Form into 3 inch patties.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. There should be enough oil to reach half way up the sides of the crab cakes. When the oil is hot, carefully place the patties in the pan. Fry until golden brown on each side, about 8 minutes per side. If patties are browning too fast, reduce the heat. Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 15, 2007

Wow! This is an awesome and amazingly easy recipe! I served it on a bed of romaine with a chili mayo sauce drizzled over the cakes. Yum! Hint to all use Bisquik instead of pancake mix. The consistency was perfect!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 09, 2005

The pancake batter (which BTW is not original to the "true" Maryland crabcake, masks the flavor of the crabmeat.

 
Jan 03, 2011

I was born and live in Baltimore Maryland and worked at three fine dining resteraunts growing up. A maryland crab cake is crab meat, mayonaise, eggs,bread crumbs, and spices, the BEST is the McCormick crab cake classic recipe its nots cheap but it allows the rich clean flavor of the crab meat to come through in the finish product if they sell the seasoning in your supermarket try it..p.s. A MARYLAND CRABCAKE IS BROILED NEVER FRIED OR PANFRIED

 
Nov 20, 2007

i was a bit leary of the pancake mix... but it was AWESOME

 
Jun 02, 2009

The sweetness in the pancake mix goes well with the crab. I added a little Old Bay instead of parsley.

 
Jan 26, 2007

This was not as good as I thought it would be. The pancake mix made it too doughy, but if you don't use as much as recipe calls for, it won't stay together while cooking in oil. It tastes more like a crab pancake.

 
Feb 15, 2011

Old bay automatically makes this a five star recipe and if you are not from the Eastern Shore of MD where we good country folk live and breathe seafood, yes you would beleive that you broil a real MD Crabcake and not fry it...NOT SO! ALL of the BEST restaurants on the Eastern SHore fry them...Old Mill, Suicide's...can NOT wait to get back! And for the lady who said it was a crab pancake, use less pancake mix. There are MANY variations, you may want to try bread crumbs. I have even done them with Hawaiian rolls. No imitating a MD Crab cake!

 
Feb 22, 2011

I am a not so very good cook, or so my kids tell me, and despite the fact that I am almost sure i messed this up just a bit, they tasted fantastic! Super easy and really yummy! Thanks I did use old bay instead of parsley as well, and LOVED the fact that I could cook this with things I had on hand!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 143 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 27.6 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 640 mg
  • 26%

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

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