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Crab Cakes

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My Uncle Bill lives near the coast in Maryland and his wife Evelyn made these crab cakes for us on a recent trip to the East Coast.  Yesterday I made them with canned crab meat.  Though they were not as good as hers, because she used fresh crab, they were perfectly acceptable to eat.

I added garlic to the onions at the end to give it more flavor.  It was a nice addition.  I think they would be really good with Cajun or Creole seasoning as well.  Also I did not have a pepper in my pantry so I chopped up green onions and added them for color just before forming them.

Aunt Evelyn’s Crab Cakes
Makes 6-8 crab cakes

  • 1 lb. crab meat
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1/2 pepper, minced
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning, or Cajun
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, or Panko crumbs
  • Olive oil, for frying


Saute onions and peppers in butter until softened.
Make a roux with butter, flour and milk.  Add worcestershire sauce and old bay seasoning.  Add in onions, peppers and crab meat.  Form into crabcakes.  Dip in egg and roll in breadcrumbs or panko crumbs.  Fry in olive oil (or olive oil and butter)

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Author: goodcookbecky

I am a home school mom of three wonderful kids. I have been married for over 20 years and am still in love. I love to cook, as a young child I enjoyed spending time with my mom in the kitchen and that love has grown into a passion. I started this blog to share my favorite recipes with friends and family and have enjoyed seeing it grow beyond those boundaries.

One thought on “Crab Cakes

  1. She used peppers? Really? Was she from the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Delmarva peninsula) because that could explain it.

    Kris (who is from Maryland) would not approve of the peppers…


    Our recipe goes more like:
    8 oz. crab
    4 crushed Ritz crackers
    2 tsp. Old Bay
    1 egg

    Mix. Shape. Fry. Eat. Repeat.

    We’ll have to give this “fancy” version a try though. 🙂

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