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5 from 3 votes

The Best Homemade Crab Cakes

These crab cakes are made with fresh crab meat, all natural ingredients, and are more crab than breading. Simply delicious, I think they are the best Homemade Crab Cakes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Entree
Servings: 4
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Bernadette


  • 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.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 1322mg | Potassium: 320mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg