Crab Cakes Recipes

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.

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Cajun Crab Cake Sandwich and Oven Fries

From 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.

Cajun Crab Cake Sandwich and Oven Fries

Maryland Crab Cakes

From 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.

Maryland Crab Cakes

Atkins Crab Cakes

From Atkins - Phase 2

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Atkins Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

From Betty Crocker

Try this crab cake recipe from Betty Crocker.

Crab Cakes

Classic Maryland Crab Cakes

From Fine Cooking Magazine

This crab cake is the real deal--no fussy stuff, no flavor disguises. Just pure, sweet crab meat, and lots of it. You add in just enough egg and fresh bread crumbs to bind the crabmeat together. White sandwich bread yields the absolute best cakes--soft and flaky at the same time. Use just enough Old Bay seasoning to give a hint of its presence or it will overpower the crab.

Classic Maryland Crab Cakes

Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes

From EatingWell

We've taken the frying and fuss out of crab cakes by shaping and baking them in muffin tins. For the best taste, look for pasteurized crabmeat in the refrigerator case at your market's fish counter, a better choice than canned varieties. Make It a Meal: Try these cakes with some tangy tartar sauce and coleslaw.

Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes

Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

Crab Cake Burgers

From EatingWell

These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn't masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a bun with tartar sauce or with a lemon-juice-dressed salad of greens, sprouts and sliced peaches. This recipe works best with convenient pasteurized crabmeat, usually found in the refrigerated case near the fish counter. If you prefer lump crabmeat, cut it into small, uniform pieces.

Crab Cake Burgers

Crab Cakes

From 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.

Crab Cakes

Mini Crab Cakes

From Ladies' Home Journal

Lump or jumbo crabmeat is combined with lemon juice, mayonnaise, hot pepper sauce, celery, and red sweet pepper for these tasty little appetizers.

Mini Crab Cakes

Corn Crab Cakes with Chipotle Mayonnaise

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Corn Crab Cakes with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Chipotle-Sauced Crab Cakes

From 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.

Chipotle-Sauced Crab Cakes

Mini Crab Cakes

From Family Circle

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

Mini Crab Cakes

Miniature Crab Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Miniature Crab Cakes

Creole Crab Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Creole Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes With Corn Relish

From Family Circle

Bottled hot pepper sauce zips up the garden-fresh corn and cherry tomato relish turning it into a zesty condiment for the pan-fried crab cakes.

Crab Cakes With Corn Relish

Company-Pleasing Crab Cakes

From 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.

Company-Pleasing Crab Cakes

Heartland Crab Cakes

From Midwest Living

Chili powder and cumin season these hot and crispy crab cakes. They're served with a fresh tomato and cilantro sauce.

Heartland Crab Cakes

Florida Crab Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Florida Crab Cakes

Cajun Crab Croquettes

From EatingWell

Crab cakes get a Louisiana spin with Cajun spice and corn. Although any type of crab works here, we prefer the texture of lump crabmeat. Serve with Zesty Rmoulade Sauce. Make it a meal: Serve on arugula salad.

Cajun Crab Croquettes

Corn-Crab Cakes with Chipotle Sauce

From Kellogg's

Chipotle chili pepper sauce, made from smoked jalapeno peppers, lends a complex, smoky flavor to tasty crab cakes.

Corn-Crab Cakes with Chipotle Sauce

McCormick® Cranberry-Sage Mini Crab Cakes

From McCormick®

Serve these miniature crab cakes as a holiday appetizer or at brunch. Rubbed sage and orange zest season the crab cake mixture and dried cranberries add festive color.

McCormick® Cranberry-Sage Mini Crab Cakes

Crab-Cake Sandwich

From Taste of the South

Crab-Cake Sandwich

Corn 'n Crab Cakes

From Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Serve crab cakes with a little kick. Taco seasoning and corn are the flavor boosters in this recipe.

Corn 'n Crab Cakes

Crisp Cayenne-Spiced Crab Cakes

From Food & Wine

Growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland, cooking-club member DeeAnn Budney attended all-day Chesapeake blue crab feasts organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Now that she lives on the West Coast, she makes these fantastically spicy crab cakes with sweet Dungeness crab meat, but either kind works.

Crisp Cayenne-Spiced Crab Cakes

Lucy Schaeffer

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