Virginia Crab Cakes

Virginia Crab Cakes

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This crab cake recipe uses potatoes as a binder instead of bread crumbs. A very simple recipe that lets the crab shine through. Prep time does not include time to make mashed potatoes....recipe calls for leftover mashed potatoes.


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15 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry


  • 1 lb
    lump crabmeat, drained and picked through
  • 1 c
    mashed potatoes
  • 1 medium
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large
  • 2 Tbsp
    prepared mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground red pepper
  • ·
    vegetable oil

How to Make Virginia Crab Cakes


  1. FIrst, adjust your onion content depending on who you are serving. When I serve kids, I tend to reduce it....judge by the consistency of your cakes and diners.
  2. Combine the first six ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Shape the crab mixture into 12 patties.
  3. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Fry patties for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Drain well.

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About Virginia Crab Cakes

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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