The Best Homemade Crab Cakes are made with fresh crab meat, all natural ingredients, and are more crab than breading. Simply delicious!
The Best Homemade Crab Cakes
I’m a night person, just in case you didn’t already know that from my late night Facebook posts. I always have been. My favorite shift when I was working was 3 PM-11 PM. I could still go out for a bit after, and not have to get up early the next day. I was so happy when I had my daughter and she wasn’t the type of baby to wake up early! She also slept through the night ( almost every night!) since she was 4 months old!
Being a night person has its disadvantages though, like when we have to get up early, or when she starts getting up early for several days in a row with no explanation as to why she would be doing it……..as I write this she took a small bowl of cereal and tried to “drink” it, dumping it all over the floor! I’ll be back…..
Ok, I’m back. Oh, she’s almost 3, not a baby. Sigh. Anyway, where was I? Oh, yeah, night people. For the past several days she’s been getting up at 5:30 in the morning, so then she’s exhausted and falling asleep at 6 at night ( I haven’t really been able to get her to nap in a year, very rarely). And then it repeats because by 5:30 in the morning she’s already been sleeping for 11 1/2 hours. Lovely, since I don’t usually go to bed until very late ( honestly between 2-3 AM).
Last night she fell and brush burned her poor face (Neosporin and ice packs) so with all the crying, playing at her friend’s this weekend and having the friend over early today because I needed to babysit her, she finally exhausted herself and took a 2 plus hour nap today. So, hopefully that’s it and she’ll be back to her regular sleep schedule! Oh, I hope!! Now let’s talk about the best crab cake recipe.
A few months ago I made these fresh crab cakes. They were SO GOOD!! I just have to tell you that I hate imitation crab meat. It tastes nothing like real. Unfortunately, real crab meat is expensive. I paid 14.99 a container for the recipe here and needed two of them. I suppose canned crab meat would be okay, but I’ve never tried it. My husband says it’s good, and just like fresh, but he hasn’t had it in years and doesn’t remember what brand it was. Regardless, I highly suggest using fresh, refrigerated, or canned crab meat in this recipe.
(Original, pretty bad photo. Awful.)
I truly love this homemade crab cakes recipe! My husband likes them with cocktail sauce, but I like them plain so you can taste the full flavor of the crab meat and seasonings.
The Best Homemade Crab Cakes
- 16 ounces refrigerated crab meat or fresh or canned
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 3 teaspoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
- pinch of fresh dill
- 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
- seafood seasoning such as Old Bay, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- salt to taste
- vegetable oil
- Pick through crab meat for shells, and crumble coarsely.
- Combine all ingredients except the crab meat and stir well. Fold in the crab meat and mix until well combined.
- Shape into patties about 3 inches around and 1/2 inch thick. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and add crab patties, working in batches if needed. Fry for 3-4 minutes and turn. Cook for 3-4 minutes more, or until crab cakes are golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper toweling before serving.
AND this recipe is featured in Darn Good Eats, The Cookbook for Creative Chef and Recluctant Cooks by the lovely Jodi Ambrose of http://jodiambroseblog.com!