Jersey Shore Crab Cakes

Jersey Shore Crab Cakes Recipe

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Kathleen Lewis


My grandmother made these from a recipe given to her by my great-great aunt. My father would go crabbing in the bay and his mom would have a steaming pot ready upon his return to cook the crab.
My 5 brothers wives and children grew up on this recipe. Since Crab is expensive I have adapted to make it cost effective. Enjoy


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30 Min
10 Min
Deep Fry


  • 6 slice
  • 3 stick
    celery stalk
  • 1 large
    green bell pepper
  • 4 small
  • 3 Tbsp
    mayonaise or salad dressing
  • 1 lb
    crabmeat, fresh or imitation crab meat works well
  • 1 Tbsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 1 medium
    yellow or red bell pepper
  • ·
    bread crumbs, dry
  • ·
    cooking oil

How to Make Jersey Shore Crab Cakes


  1. 1. Dice Onion, celery, bell peppers in small pieces and mix together.
  2. 2. Break up crab/Krab (imitation) to fine shred.
  3. 3. Place all in a bowl and and 2 eggs, mayonaise, and Old Bay seasoning. Mix well.
  4. 4. Add bread crumbs and mix to a consistency that will roll into a ball without falling apart somewhat moist.
  5. 5. Determine whether you want them flat or ball shaped. Shape and turn on pan of oil, enough oil to cover if ball shaped otherwise may fry in small amount.
  6. 6. Beat eggs in a bowl. Pour Breadcrumbs in another bowl. Dip cake or ball in egg removing excess and then dip or roll in breadcrumbs covering well.
  7. 7. Fry or deep fry until crispy brown. Serve with Worchestershire sauce or cocktail sauce. Serve warm or cold.

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About Jersey Shore Crab Cakes

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American

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