Baked Maryland Lump Crab Cakes Recipe
Many people claim to have the true Maryland crab cake, but this one uses all lump meat with almost no filler added and tastes incredible!
Great recipe. I say this because this is pretty much the same way I make them. I have grown up in MD and it kills me when people say they have a recipe for a "true MD crab cake" and it has bread, green peppers.... blah blah blah. No... that is NOT Maryland! Best things to remember to anyone reading this... Use FRESH, LUMP, MARYLAND BLUE CRAB, STEAMED. If you don't have access to freshly steamed, then buy the FRESH BLUE CRAB in the plastic containers. NOT PASTURIZED in the can! Use only a SMALL amt of bread crumbs and NEVER... I mean NEVER press and "smoosh" together to make a "patty". FOLD crab LIGHTLY AND GENTLY to combine with other ingredients then form into an "airy", "half-sphere" type form. And "baking" is a must. Forget FRY! Also, Definitely chill in the refrigerator AT LEAST 1/2 hour prior to trying to bake them. It REALLY makes a difference when it comes to holding together. I do use REAL EGG. Also... never make a FLAT crab cake. They should be large, rounded and fluffy! Keeping this in
AWESOME!! Finally a Crab Cake recipe that does not hide the crab. Everyone loved it!Expensive, but well worth it. I followed the recipe for the most part, except I used 2 eggs, 1-tsp. Old Bay, 1-1/2 lb. Wild Lump Crab Meat (in the container from Whole Foods) I also, like some reveiwers, used a ice cream scoop to form the cakes. I baked it for 20 mins. I forgot to put it in the refrigerator for the 20 + mins. as suggested by other reviewers, but thank goodness they kept its form and did not break apart, however I will refrigerate next time around. It was moist inside and a nice golden crust outside. For those who experience this recipe to be to salty, use only 1 tsp Old Bay, you may even get away with not adding the Old Bay, Crab Meat has it's own natural salt. This is a must for entertaining guests and on special occassions. It's a five star restaurant recipe. It cost me 45.00 to make 12 crab cakes. Thank you for sharing it.
Maryland is famous for its crab cakes! After you've tried this recipe, you'll know why.
I made this and as instructed by another reviewer, I dropped them from a tablespoon, making them quite loosely held together. They turned out perfect. I baked them 10 minutes each side. Thanks for the recipe and tips!
Perfect, perfect, perfect! These were so delicious, even my four year old loved them. They were not too spicy; I used a convection oven and they came out perfectly moist and firm. Thank you so much for this great recipe!
I too am from the Chesapeake Bay area and your recipe was similar to G&M's crabcakes. I put a twist on it. All you need do is mix 3 T Hellman's Mayonnaise with 1 to 2 T finely minced green or red pepper, 1/4 t dry mustard, 2 1/4 t French's mustard, 2 t Old Bay or to your liking, a dash of worcestshire and one beaten egg or 1/4 c of cholesterol-free egg product. Pour mixture over large lump crab meat and gently fold til incorporated. Place rack 2nd step down from broiling element, heat oven to broil and place crab cakes (5) on pan brushed with olive oil. Broil 10 minutes and Viola`, best crab cake you ever had. Took 1st place in a crab cake cookoff last year. The 1 T of red pepper which added color made all the difference in the world. Try it.
Easy and delicious. I made it a little lower in fat by using an eggless vegan mayonaise and replaced the butter with olive oil. I also rolled them in panko before baking. These were very light, crispy and delicious.
Very easy and very tasty! I omitted the mustard and I used two real eggs with a 1/4 cup of half and half to simulate the egg beaters. In a word... delicious! Thanks for a great recipe; will definately make again and again!