Crab Cakes with lemon yogurt and cucumber sauce

Darci Juris


I love a high-quality crab cake, meaning, mostly all crab meat. It's kind of difficult to make a really decent crab cake. I have gone through several trial and error. I am picky about them being moist on the inside, and slightly crisp on the outside, with great flavor. I think I have finally created just that. Try for yourself!


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4-6 crab cakes
24 Hr 15 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry



  • 1/2 c
    lemon flavored greek yogurt
  • 12
    chives, chopped
  • 1/2
    cucumber, seeded and cut into small chunks
  • ·
    zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream or mayo (optional)

  • 1 lb
    lump crab mean (high quality)
  • 1/4 c
    orange or red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    gluten free crackers, crushed (sea salt or plain)
  • 1 tsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • t Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 1/4 c
    grape seed oil (or olive oil)

How to Make Crab Cakes with lemon yogurt and cucumber sauce


  1. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt ingredients. You may add the sour cream or mayo if you feel you need more sauce, or add more yogurt, depending on how you like the consistency. Chill until ready to serve
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Mix until well blended. I recommend chilling the mixture for at least an hour if you can, but not absolutely necessary.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
    Form small patties with meat mixture (should be able to form approximately 8-10). If mixture seems to have too much liquid, squeeze some of it out as you form each patty.
  4. Gently place in fry pan (4 at a time), and let cook for about 4 minutes per side, until nicely browned. I suggest using a spatula.
  5. Continue until all meat and patties are cooked.
  6. Serve with sauce.

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About Crab Cakes with lemon yogurt and cucumber sauce

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

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