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

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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. 

4
Servings
515
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
70µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
51µg
57%
Calcium, Ca
827mg
83%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
24µg
1%
Folate, total
79µg
20%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
740mg
100%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
1814mg
100%
Water
103g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Imitation Crab Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Imitation Crab Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Imitation crab is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.

Imitation Crab Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.