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Mini Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes


Crab Cakes Recipe

Serves 6 | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes


1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
1 lb cooked lump crab meat or dungeness crab meat, drained of any liquid (with 1/2 shredded and 1/2 lump meat)
1/4-1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon paprika powder
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Salt and pepper, as per taste


Heat skillet with some butter, stir-fry chopped onion under medium-low heat until tender. Remove and transfer into a bowl. Stir in the parsley leaves, crab meat, bread crumbs and flour.

In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, egg, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, paprika and Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Stir the crab mixture until combined well.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Make crab cakes into 12 flattened rounds. Chill the crab cakes, covered with plastic wrap for at least 1 hour.

In a heavy skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over moderate heat and cook the crab cakes until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Serve crab cakes warm.

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11 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Pierre

    This crabcake recipe sounds yummy, but in the ingredients for the recipe, there is no sign of celery or tumeric?? Was this a typo??
    Would LOVE some feedback on this one please!!

  2. I just saw a lobster mac and cheese recipe and now this. I love shellfish so much. Might have to snag some crabs from the supermarket aquarium to try a few of these recipes.

  3. Rita Santos

    I just love every recipes you put down, all kinds of sea food.etc.etc. Thank you for sharing with us.I´m from Brasil, we don´t have much Real, asian food.

  4. Katherine

    i am making these in a few minutes / that is, the crab cake mix is ready, just need to heat the butter / are you a Marylander ? they are the only folks i know who use Old Bay / i spent my childhood in Maryland / my favorite food was lump meat crab cocktail, next was crab cakes / i am now in the southwestern desert and can only get frozen Alaskan crab legs / they will have to do but cant come close to Maryland blue crab

  5. CrabLover

    Hi, just asking but where do you purchase canned crab meat in Malaysia? I can’t seem to find it around my area and I’m in the KL area. X(

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