Classic Crab Cakes

July 5, 2011

Crab cakes are one of my favorite dishes.  I've made them a hundred different ways depending on what I am craving at the moment.  Sometimes I will mix cilantro, lime, and chipotle for a Mexican flair or add ginger, soy sauce, and scallions for an Asian flavor.  If you have never made crab cakes before, it is best to start with the classic and experiment with the next batch.  This is the recipe I use and they come out great everytime.

Crab Cakes


1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pound lump crab meat
1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
a few drops hot sauce
2 tablespoons minced parsley

For full recipe instructions, click below

Classic New England Crab Cakes

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