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Imitation Crab Meat Crab Cake

Here is a simple recipe that is perfect for cooking something delicious on a budget!
Imitation Crab Meat Crab Cake


Love crab cakes? This is a simple recipe that uses imitation crab. If you’re on a budget or looking for a quick recipe, using imitation crabmeat instead of the real deal can be a tremendous help. 

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  • 1 pound imitation crabmeat, diced
  • 1 Cup bread crumbs, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon dill weed
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Combine crabmeat, 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, egg, mayonnaise, mustard, dill, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Shape into 8 equal patties. Place your remaining bread crumbs in a shallow bowl; dip each patty into crumbs to cover. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a large skillet coated with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cook crab cakes over medium heat until browned on both sides.