Maryland Crab Cake Recipe

Maryland Crab Cake Recipe


  •     1 pound lump or backfin crabmeat
  •     Cup Oyster crackers
  •     2 egg, beaten
  •     2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  •     ½ cup Tartar sauce,
  •     1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, or more to taste   
  •     2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Tab of butter


  1.     Drain the crabmeat and pick through it, discarding any shells and cartilage. Put the crabmeat in a bowl and set it aside.
  2.     Crush the Oyster crackers until very fine and mix with the 2 eggs, Tartar Sauce and Old Bay
  3.     Fold in the crab gently. Only mix enough to combine ingredients take care not to break up the crab
  4.     Shape into 6 crab cakes, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5.     Heat the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  6.     Cook the crab cakes until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

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