Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes
These crab cakes are a mixture of crab meat - of course - with onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg and mayonnaise.

The cakes are made fairly thick and shallow fried in a pan, but they can also be deep fried.
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Last modified on: July 1st 2015

For 6 cakes, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 2 cakes 3 cakes 6 cakes 12 cakes 18 cakes

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 2 min.
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Put 250 g crab meat into a bowl and pour 2 tablespoons lemon juice over.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
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Chop 1 onion finely (spring onions here, as they are in season).

Stage 3 - 4 min.
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Add the chopped parsley, 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise and 1 egg. Salt sparingly and pepper generously.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Mix all this together.

If the mixture is too wet or soft, add more breadcrumbs.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
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Shape into thick cakes with your hands or, for a more regular shape, use a cutter and a tablespoon.

Stage 6 - 30 min.
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Use up all the mixture, then refrigerate the prepared crab cakes for at least 30 minutes. This will firm them up so that they do not fall apart during cooking.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Pour 6 tablespoons oil into a frying pan on medium heat. When hot, gently lower in 2 crab cakes.

Stage 8 - 10 min.
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Fry the crab cakes on both sides until nicely browned.

Cook all the cakes like this, putting them on absorbant paper to drain off excess oil as you take them out of the pan.

Stage 9
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Serve with a green salad or coleslaw and a dollop of mayonnaise on top.


For a more robust flavour, you can replace the mayonnaise with a spoonful of mustard.


Should be eaten immediately.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,393 Kcal or 5,832 Kj54 gr37 gr114 gr
70 %21 %4 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
236 Kcal or 988 Kj9 gr6 gr19 gr
12 %3 %1 %3 %
Per cakes
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
232 Kcal or 971 Kj9 gr6 gr19 gr
12 %3 %1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Crab meatCrab meat: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Verrine of avocado mousse and crab, Breton Sandwich, Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , Seafood feuillantines, ... All
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BreadcrumbsBreadcrumbs: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tomatoes Provençal, Wiener Schnitzel, Mini Mont d'Or fondue with "spuds in blankets", Crunchy little pieces of fish, Creamy Comtoise artichoke gratin, ... All
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