4 from 3 votes
My Famous Crabcakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Making crabcakes with my recipe is really easy and makes any night into a special occasion.  Whether you pan fry them or broil them your family is sure to love them. 

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 342 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
Crab cakes
  • 1 lb crab meat jumbo lump, lump or claw, wild caught
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon roasted red peppers or fresh red peppers finely chopped finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onions finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Imperial Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Hellman’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 squeeze fresh lemon juice
Crab cakes
  1. Mix crab meat, chopped parsley, onion, and peppers together. Gently mix them do not break up lump crabmeat.
  2. In another bowl add the mayonnaise, and egg and mix together, then add the sugar, Old Bay, Worcestershire and lemon juice, mix well.
  3. Add the imperial sauce to the crabmeat and mix together gently, add the bread crumbs and work them into the mixture.
  4. Allow this mixture to sit for about 10 minutes, the bread crumbs will soak up any extra liquid so you can easily form the crab cakes
  5. Divide the crabmeat mixture into 8 small or 4 large crabcake
  6. If you are frying the crab cakes, lightly coat the crabcake in panko bread crumbs, and sauté in olive oil until golden brown on both sides. Place in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

**If you are broiling the crab cakes, place them directly into a baking dish with a little bit of water in the dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. (when I broiled them at the restaurant they got a little butter on the top of each before baking)

Nutrition Facts
My Famous Crabcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 1300mg54%
Potassium 268mg8%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.