Jersey Shore Crab Cakes Recipe

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Jersey Shore Crab Cakes

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



11. Dice Onion, celery, bell peppers in small pieces and mix together.
22. Break up crab/Krab (imitation) to fine shred.
33. Place all in a bowl and and 2 eggs, mayonaise, and Old Bay seasoning. Mix well.
44. Add bread crumbs and mix to a consistency that will roll into a ball without falling apart somewhat moist.
55. 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.
66. 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.
77. Fry or deep fry until crispy brown. Serve with Worchestershire sauce or cocktail sauce. Serve warm or cold.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American