Valley Green's Southern-style Crab Cakes

Cindy DeVore


I can't take total credit for these luscious crab cakes. They are a combination of many years of tasting mid-Atlantic and Southern-style restaurant crab cakes, as well as what seems to work from several recipes I've tried. There are so many great ways to prepare crab cakes. I just love them all!

The sauce is super simple. It's a savory taste that goes well with everything from crab cakes to beef fondue. Another of my favorite ways to serve crab cakes is over a bed of fresh spinach leaves with a raspberry vinaigrette.

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These are some mighty good crab cakes! The fresh herbs add a lovely pop of flavor. As does, the Worcestershire sauce. And the sauce tops them perfectly. Serve these as a main dish, side dish ... or they'd even be good as a sandwich. Savory and delicious!


2 Tbsp
chopped shallot
eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
dijon mustard
3/4 tsp
chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp
chopped fresh thyme
3/4 c
bread crumbs
2 lb
lump crab meat
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
Old Bay seasoning
2 pinch
creole seasoning
1 1/2 tsp
lemon juice
1/2 stick
real butter
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
Gulden's mustard

Directions Step-By-Step

In a medium bowl, combine shallot, eggs, mayonnaise and dijon mustard and mix well.
Carefully add basil, thyme, bread crumbs and crab meat. Stir until just mixed, taking care not to break up crab lumps. Add worcestershire and lemon juice, and sprinkle in Old Bay and Creole seasonings. Mix to ensure all crab meat is well coated. Form into round and slightly flattened crab cakes.
Mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 cup Gulden's mustard to make sauce. Set aside.
Heat butter in skillet over medium heat. Saute the crab cakes on each side until crusted with a nice golden brown color.
Serve crab cakes topped with a tablespoon of sauce. These crab cakes also are delicious served warm on a bed of fresh spinach leaves, drizzled with a raspberry vinaigrette.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mardi Gras!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #savory, #cakes, #crab, #creole, #Old, #bay