Maryland Style Crab Cakes

★★★★★ 12 Reviews
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By Judy Sprague
from Florence, KY

I LOVE crab cakes. This recipe is very good.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These were a delightful surprise. All of the ingredients really combine to create something special. Even those in the Test Kitchen that don't typically like crab meat really enjoyed these!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic clove, minced
  • 3 dash
    hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • pinch
    salt
  • pinch
    white pepper
  • 2 lb
    crabmeat
  • 1/2
    red bell pepper, minced
  • 1/2
    yellow bell pepper, minced
  • 2
    celery stalks, chopped fine
  • 1/2
    red onion, minced
  • 1/2
    jalapeno, peeled and minced
  • 3/4 c
    bread crumbs
  • SAUCE INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tsp
    shallots, minced
  • 2 c
    white wine, dry
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • 4 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
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How To Make

  • 1
    Crab cakes: Combine egg, mayo, garlic, hot pepper sauce, worcestershire, salt and pepper; mix well to make a sauce.
  • 2
    Add pre-cooked crab meat, peppers, onion, celery and jalapeno.
  • 3
    Sprinkle breadcrumbs over mixture.
  • 4
    Carefully mix with hands to combine well; divide into 18 parts and each into a biscuit size cake.
  • 5
    Preheat oven to 450, then heat skillet with a mixture of butter and oil (1/2 and 1/2).
  • 6
    Cook cakes to light golden brown on one side; turn over and place in oven to bake 5 mins.- Do not overbrown.
  • 7
    Sauce: Boil shallots and wine until reduced by 3/4; stir in mustard then cream. Reduce to desired consistency; strain and serve.

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