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

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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.
Crab Cakes
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.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,399 Kcal or 5,857 Kj54 gr37 gr115 gr
70 %21 %4 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
237 Kcal or 992 Kj9 gr6 gr20 gr
12 %3 %1 %3 %
Per cakes
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
233 Kcal or 976 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Crustaceans, Gluten, Sourdough, Egg, Sulfites, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 cakes : 8.25 €
  • Per cakes : 1.38 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Crab meatCrab meat: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crab and smoked salmon club sandwiches , Verrine of avocado mousse and crab, Breton Sandwich, Seafood feuillantines, ... All
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