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The best crab cakes recipe on the planet!

Updated on August 4, 2012

Crab Cakes

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Why is this crab cake recipe so great?

This crab cake recipe is excellent for the following reasons:

  • You need only 3 main ingredients, plus salt to taste and olive oil for frying.
  • It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, start to finish.
  • It gives you amazing bragging rights.

Let's get to it!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 6 cakes


  • 1 can of crab meat
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • a pinch of salt

Crab Cakes

  1. Start by preheating the olive oil in the frying pan (up to medium high).
  2. Open and (this is important!) drain the water from the can of crab meat.
  3. Mix the crab meat, the egg, and the bread crumbs. Add a pinch of salt to taste. The mixture should be sticky but not watery.
  4. Scoop the mixture with a spoon, and form into a ball with your hands. Press to flatten into a shape of a cake. If the mixture is too dry, add a teaspoon of olive oil. If the mixture is too moist, add a spoon of breadcrumbs.
  5. Place the cakes into the frying pan. The cakes should sizzle! If they are not sizzling, then you did not preheat your oil enough. Once you placed the crab cakes in the frying pan, lower the heat to medium, and fry 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  6. Serve with rice during a family meal, or make smaller cakes, pin with tooth picks, and serve as appetizers!


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    • Hankscita profile image


      4 years ago from Florida

      Yum, I'm going to try these.

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      Steve Pardo 

      5 years ago from Crystal Lake, Illinois United States

      Looks like a Recipe I must try @

    • rebekahELLE profile image


      6 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Yum is right. I'm copying this recipe for reference. I love crab cakes and these look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing here at HP!

    • BJC profile image


      6 years ago from Florida

      Oh my, these sound so yummy!! Never made crab cakes before, but I think I can handle this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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      Chavelle Ann-Marie Murray 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      Bukarella, you have a nice idea for hub, but you need to run a quick edit in the subtitle; "Why is this crab crake recipe so great?" I think you mean cake.


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