Crab cakes require little effort, yet they make a stunning seafood supper. Whether you cook up spicy or Maryland-style crab cakes, these easy seafood recipes for crab cakes are ready in a flash.
Let guests select the heat level of these Southern-style croquettes by adding the piquant sauce to taste.
Homemade crab cake appetizers will be the hit at summer parties or holiday entertaining.
Crab cakes are a regional favorite in coastal areas across the U.S., especially in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, where blue crabs are plentiful (though other types of crab meat will do just fine). Recipes for how to make crab cakes vary a bit by region, with some versions using significantly more bread crumbs or "fillers" than others. But they all have one thing in common: fresh and delicious crab meat.
These easy chunky crab cakes get a Southern embellishment and extra crunch with a coating of chopped peanuts.
Top this basic crab cake recipe with a quick pepper relish. For convenience, the cakes can be made 1 day before serving, then bake or fried.
This bite-size version of an East Coast classic makes a terrific appetizer for any party.
Crab cakes transform into a handheld treat when you sandwich one between a slider bun!
This Maryland specialty, pan-fried patties of crab meat coated with bread crumbs and flavored with lively seasonings, is quick to make.
Cajun seasoning makes these crab cakes a bit spicier than the norm. You can make them with real crab meat, but you'll find surimi a budget-friendly choice.
A bed of stewed black beans and a pineapple salsa topper give these fried crab cakes extra zest. Serve as an appetizer or a lunch entree.
The smoky flavor of chipotle chile peppers gives the stir-together sauce gusto that complements the subtly seasoned crab cakes. To tame the spiciness of the sauce, remove the seeds from the pepper before you add it.
A light dusting of bread crumbs and cornmeal makes a crisp, golden coating for these perfectly seasoned crab cakes.
Ground red pepper gives these appetizer crab cakes a bit of kick.
These mini crab cakes served with a mayonnaise and caper sauce are an appetizer that's guaranteed to disappear quickly.