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Southern Crab Cakes are arguably some of the best you'll ever eat. If you love crab with a bit of to-die-for spicy tartar sauce on the side, this is for you.
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5 from 3 votes

Southern Crab cakes

Southern Crab Cakes are arguably some of the best you'll ever eat. If you love crab with a bit of to-die-for spicy tartar sauce on the side, this is for you.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best crab cake recipe, homemade crab cakes, lump crab cakes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 572kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1 lb canned lump crab meat
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tsp. cajun spice
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup Panko
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Spicy Tarter Sauce

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. cajun spice

Instructions

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, add and stir together eggs, mayo, dijon mustard, Worcestershire, lemon juice, garlic powder, old bay seasoning, and cajun spice.
  • Now add the crab, parsley, and panko crumbs.
  • Fold to combine
  • Do NOT stir.
  • Use a regular sized ice cream scoop, scoop out your crab mixture and roll into a ball.
  • Now form them into patties by pressing lightly down on the crab ball.
  • Refrigerate crab cakes for 20 minutes on a parchment covered baking pan and place another parchment paper on top of the crab cakes.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan big enough to hold half of the crab cakes.
  • Add crab cakes and cook 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • You may need to add a little more oil, if necessary while pan frying.
  • In a small bowl add all ingredients for the dipping sauce and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 3313mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2229IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 5mg