Crab Cakes

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , , , ,

Add this to your holiday appetizer menu!  Seafood with a comforting kick!  Crab cakes are a delicious way to spice up your meal. Try this recipe with some homemade aioli or spicy mayo and prepare to indulge. 

Time: 40 mins, makes about 10 crab cakes


  • 1 container (or 2 cups) jumbo lump crab
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers - crushed into crumbs with a rolling pin
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying the cakes


  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine all crab cake ingredients together in a medium-large bowl using a large fork.  The egg should help the mixture hold together.  If it doesn't, add another egg.
  2. Use your hands to form patties out of the mixture - and set them aside.
  3. In a medium/large frying pan, heat the vegetable oil to medium heat.
  4. Place each of the patties into the frying pan (careful not to overlap them) and let fry on each side for about 4-5 mins or until golden brown.
  5. Lay the finished crab cakes on a paper towel to drain any excess oil before serving.

Aioli:  Mix aioli ingredients together in a small bowl and serve next to the crab cakes!