How to Cook the Best Crab Cakes

Craving a different kind of cake? Try this easy to cook cake that is made up of crab. This recipe will make you feel that you have flown to Maryland.

Crab cakes can be described as a breath of fresh air in your appetizer menu. Normally, cakes are listed in the dessert section, but this one must be served before the main menu, or sometimes, this can also be served as the main dish for a special dinner. Let’s know why.

Crab cakes can be cooked in two ways; you can bake it (suggested), so it would not look flattened. Baking will make it quicker to cook, and the output will be better. However, crab cakes can also be cooked thru pan sautéing on the stove, expect to make it look like patties if you prefer this way of cooking.

Different Ways to Enjoy Crab Cakes

Keto Crab Cakes

Are you on your gluten-free and high protein diet and worried about the ingredients of a typical crab cake recipe? Worry no more as this Keto Crab Cake that is almost the same with common crab cakes is made for you. 

This is made up of almond flour, white egg and homemade almond oil and white egg mayonnaise as the main ingredients of your homemade diet crab cake.

Low Carb Crab Cakes

Low carb crab cakes are also on our menu list. These low carb cakes are for those food lovers who are in the process of cutting weight by controlling their intake of carbs. Basically, a typical crab cake ingredient is white bread crumbs or bread, but this time, it is suggested to use bread crumbs made up of almond flour together with almond oil and coconut flour as a binder. 

So prepare your ingredients now and try this special low carb crab cake without cheating on your diet.  

Broiled Crab Cakes 

Broiling is another way to cook your crab cakes, and it will be as delicious as your baked and sauteed crab cakes. Why broil? 

  •  Broil if you want to reduce the fats of your crab cakes.
  •  Broiling is easier than frying.
  • Crab cakes’ textures and flavors allow them to shine more when you broil it than when you fry or bake them.

Sauce for crab cakes

         There is no need to go to Maryland for you to be able to taste the best crab cakes. What you need is a great recipe and a perfect sauce to complete your dish.

  • Remoulade Sauce- the top-notch and the most picked sauce for crab cakes. The combination of mayo, paprika, garlic powder, mustard and Cajun seasonings compliments the flavors of crab cakes.
  • Gazpacho Sauce- try this sauce if you want your crab cake sour. This tomato made sauce will balance the flavor of your crab cakes.


         Did you know that crab cakes were first cooked in the 1930s in Maryland by Crosby Gaige and was given the original name of “Baltimore Crab Cake” by him.

When Cooking Crab Cakes Goes Wrong

         If ever the taste of your crab cake isn’t what it should be, these vital tips will help you fix it. 

  • Cooked corn relish sauteed in butter with lemon- if your crab cakes are salty or of it lacks taste, it is suggested to put this as your garnish. The sweet and sour taste of this garnish will still make your crab cake delicious.
  • Pick the right sauce- choose or prepare the right sauce that will compensate for the mistake on the taste of your crab cake.   

Tips in Cooking Crab Cakes 

Take note of these tips for crab cake’s best result:

  • When frying, add a small amount of water or butter to avoid burning or sticking.
  • Preheat oven for 20 minutes before placing the uncooked crab cakes to make it golden brown on top and firm to touch.

Best Served With 

Make your crab cakes a little bit more special by these best served with suggestions.

  • Oven-roasted vegetables-  The flavors of these oven-roasted vegetables will make your crab cakes healthier, and this is best for keto and low carb crab cakes.
  • Buttered corn relish with Roasted Tomato and Pepper Coulis-  Make your dinner special with this add-on on your plate with your crab cake. These two compliment each other and will make your plating and aroma more mouth-watering.
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Best Crab Cake Recipe

Course Snack
Keyword Seafood Recipes, Snack Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 261kcal
Cost $5-20


  • 2 cups Crab meat
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup Bread crumbs
  • 1 pc Egg
  • 1 cup Oil
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Seasoning
  • Salt to taste


  • In a bowl, put-in the crab meat and season with salt, pepper, seasoning, breadcrumbs and egg. Mix well then refrigerate while covered for 15 minutes.
  • Then heat oil in a pan.
  • While heating, pour the flour in a wide pan. Form the crab meat mixture into patties and roll in the flour.
  • Broil for 10 to 15 minutes, until lightly brown.
  • Transfer in a serving plate. Eat and enjoy!


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg

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