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
403
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
49%
Sugar
0.6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
112mg
37%
Protein
19g
38%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B12
8µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.4%
Vitamin C
5mg
9%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
15µg
19%
Calcium
97mg
10%
Fiber
0.6g
2.4%
Folate (food)
49µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
73µg
18%
Folic acid
14µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
38mg
10%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
244mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
13g
N/A
Potassium
373mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.5%
Sodium
616mg
26%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.4%
Zinc
3mg
23%

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