Maryland-Style Crab Cakes

Maryland-Style Crab Cakes
Allison Stone

Adapted from Food & Wine Magazine, you can never go wrong with these crab cakes by our contributor Allison Stone. The recipe is kid friendly and easy to make, especially when you have guests over!

5
Servings
315
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 Pound Maryland jumbo lump crab meat or Gulf of Mexico crab, if Maryland is not available
  • 20 saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 Cup chives, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • lemon wedges, for serving

Directions

Sort through the crabmeat to ensure there are no cartilage or pieces of shell left.

In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the egg, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce until smooth.

In a medium bowl, lightly toss the crabmeat with the cracker crumbs. Gently fold in the mayonnaise mixture, then gently fold in the salt, pepper, and half of the chives. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Using a 1/3 cup measure, scoop the crab mixture into eight mounds. Lightly pack each mound into a patty shape, about 1 ½ inches thick. In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the crab cakes and cook over medium heat until deeply golden and heated through, about 3 minutes per side.

Transfer the crab cakes to plates and sprinkle the remaining chives on top. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
146mg
49%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
398µg
57%
Vitamin B-12
6µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
69mg
92%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
196mg
20%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
67µg
17%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
99mg
31%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
274mg
39%
Selenium, Se
42µg
76%
Sodium, Na
452mg
30%
Water
82g
3%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Crab Cake 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.

Crab Cake Cooking Tip

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