• Servings 4 crab cakes
  • Prep 45 minutes refrigeration min
  • Cook 12-15 min
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Eastern Shore Crab Cakes


  • 1 lb jumbo lump blue crab meat
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seafood seasoning
  • 2 tsp¬†Worcestershire¬†sauce
  • 1 tbs dry mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

This is the typical method to prepare crab cakes on the Eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

  • In a bowl mix all ingredients together, except for crab meat.
  • Pick over the crab meat to remove any shell, making sure not to break up any of the lumps.
  • Add the crab meat to the mayo and bread crumb mixture and gently combine well. Try not to break up any lumps.
  • Form the mixture into 4 (1/4 lb) balls and refrigerate covered for 30-45 minutes.
  • To cook, either fry or broil until the crab cakes are golden.

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