Crab Cakes

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.

Corn Crab Cakes with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Better Homes and Gardens

Let guests select the heat level of these Southern-style croquettes by adding the piquant sauce to taste.

Total: 35 mins

Miniature Crab Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Homemade crab cake appetizers will be the hit at summer parties or holiday entertaining.

How to Make Crab Cakes

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.

Crab Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Peanut Crusted Crab Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

These easy chunky crab cakes get a Southern embellishment and extra crunch with a coating of chopped peanuts.

Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

This bite-size version of an East Coast classic makes a terrific appetizer for any party.

Crab Cake Egg Stacks

Diabetic Living

Crab Cake Sliders

Family Circle

Crab cakes transform into a handheld treat when you sandwich one between a slider bun!

Maryland Crab Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

This Maryland specialty, pan-fried patties of crab meat coated with bread crumbs and flavored with lively seasonings, is quick to make.

Sesame Crab and Brown Rice Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Cajun Crab Cake Sandwich and Oven Fries

Family Circle

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.

Company-Pleasing Crab Cakes

Midwest Living

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.

Chipotle-Sauced Crab Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Total: 30 mins

Mini Crab Cakes

Family Circle

These mini crab cakes served with a mayonnaise and caper sauce are an appetizer that's guaranteed to disappear quickly.

Florida Crab Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

A light dusting of bread crumbs and cornmeal makes a crisp, golden coating for these perfectly seasoned crab cakes.

Creole Crab Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Ground red pepper gives these appetizer crab cakes a bit of kick.

Zucchini Crab Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens
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