Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

julie cranfill



★★★★★ 2 votes



  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    sharp prepared mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 6 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
  • pinch
  • 1 lb
    lump crabmeat, picked clean
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs, plain
  • 4 Tbsp
  • ·
  • 1
    lemon wedges
  • ·
    tarter sauce
  • ·
    cayenne pepper

How to Make Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes


  1. Using an electric blender or wire whisk, beat together mustard, lemon juice and egg until thoroughly combined.
  2. While beating vigorously, gradually pour 4 tablespoons of olive oil into the egg mixture in a thin stream.
  3. When smooth and creamy, stir in salt and pepper.
  4. Gently fold in crabmeat, then bread crumbs and cayenne pepper.
  5. Shape into 8 patties, each about a half-inch thick.
  6. They will want to fall apart, but that's the idea of a good crab cake.
  7. You want only enough non-crab stuff to just barely bind them.
  8. Melt butter together with remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in skillet over medium heat.
  9. When butter sizzles (but before it burns!) gently ease the crab cakes into the skillet to cook.
  10. When well browned (2 to 3 minutes), gently turn and cook other side. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Serve immediately with parsley, lemon and tartar sauce, if desired.
  12. Makes 4 main-course servings, 8 appetizers.

Printable Recipe Card

About Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

Five Ways to Cook Potatoes

Five Ways to Cook Potatoes

Potatoes are a popular side dish in my house because they’re inexpensive and can be made in a variety of ways. A baked potato with butter, sour cream, and a bit of bacon makes my mouth water. Did you know there are thousands of varieties of potatoes? But, not all are equal and there are […]

Quinoa Recipes You Need to Make ASAP

Quinoa Recipes You Need to Make ASAP

Not only is quinoa healthy, gluten-free, and high in protein, but it’s a plant food that is actually delicious! A perfect substitute for pasta or rice, quinoa should be a welcome addition to your diet. Don’t believe us? Check out these 21 delicious quinoa recipes that will have you running to the nearest grocery store […]

20 Dinner Ideas for When You Don’t Know What to Make

20 Dinner Ideas for When You Don’t Know What to Make

Ever feel like your weekly menu is stuck in a rut? We’re here to help. These family tested and approved recipes will shake up your kitchen and be a hit at your dinner table. Easy to make and oh-so-yummy, check out these tried and true dinner ideas for when you don’t know what to make!