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How to Make Maryland Crab Cakes

Crab cakes are best when kept simple and light. Try this recipe for an authentic Chesapeake Bay taste.


  • Step 1: Mix the wet ingredients Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl and add the mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard plus juice of half the lemon.
  • TIP: Squeeze the lemon juice into a small bowl to remove any seeds.
  • Step 2: Add the dry ingredients Add the bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, parsley, and baking powder, and stir to combine.
  • TIP: Use panko, or Japanese breadcrumbs, for a light, crispy texture.
  • Step 3: Add the crabmeat Add the crabmeat and shape into patties.
  • Step 4: Cook the cakes Broil the crab cakes for five minutes.
  • Step 5: Serve Cut the remaining lemon into wedges, garnish the crab cakes, and serve.
  • FACT: Did you know? The Japanese spider crab can grow as wide as 13 feet.

You Will Need

  • A mixing bowl
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. seafood seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 lb. lump crabmeat
  • 1/2 c. panko

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