Baked Crab Cakes

Baked Crab Cakes Recipe

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Eleanor Baldwin


The hospital I work at occasionally will post recipes. This is one that was posted last year. I have made it several times and they are wonderful. Since they are baked, the fat calories are reduced. I have used the "fake" crab meat also and it does not affect the outcome.


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6 Cakes
30 Min
15 Min


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1 lb
lump crab meat
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
2 tsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
1/2 c
finely chopped onion
1 tsp
old bay seasoning
1/2 tsp
garlic, minced
1/8 tsp
crushed, dried tarragon
cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp
saltine crackers, crushed fine
1 large
egg, beaten
1/4 c
grated sharp cheddar cheese,
3/4 tsp

How to Make Baked Crab Cakes


  • 1Toss the crab meat with the lemon juice and refrigerate.
  • 2Saute onion with butter and olive oil over medium heat until barely limp, about one minute. Transfer to a small bowl to cool.
  • 3Mix together Old Bay, garlic, tarragon, cayenne pepper, mayonnaise, crackers, and beaten egg. Add the onions and mix well. Fold gently into the crab meat. Divide into 6 portions.
  • 4Roll the crab mixture into 6 large balls and place in a buttered baking dish 2" apart. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • 5Remove from oven and flatten each ball a little. Sprinkle each one first with the cheese and then with paprika. Broil to toast the cheese a bit. Serve hot.

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