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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:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
22 min.30 min.11 min.1 hour 3 min.
Preservation: Should be eaten immediately.
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Step by step recipe

1 Crab Cakes : Photo of step #1Put 250 g crab meat into a bowl and pour 2 tablespoons lemon juice over. 2 min.
2 Crab Cakes : Photo of step #2Chop 1 onion finely (spring onions here, as they are in season). 4 min.
3 Crab Cakes : Photo of step #3Add the chopped parsley, 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon Mayonnaise and 1 egg. Salt sparingly and pepper generously. 4 min.
4 Crab Cakes : Photo of step #4Mix all this together.

If the mixture is too wet or soft, add more breadcrumbs.
2 min.
5 Crab Cakes : Photo of step #5Shape into thick cakes with your hands or, for a more regular shape, use a cutter and a tablespoon. 10 min.
6 Crab Cakes : Photo of step #6Use 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. 30 min.
7 Crab Cakes : Photo of step #7Pour 6 tablespoons oil into a frying pan on medium heat. When hot, gently lower in 2 crab cakes. 1 min.
8 Crab Cakes : Photo of step #8Fry 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. 10 min.
9 Crab Cakes : Photo of step #9Serve 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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
142855 gr37 gr118 gr
71 %21 %4 %18 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2389 gr6 gr20 gr
12 %4 %1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 cakes : 8.28 €
Per cakes : 1.38 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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