Crab Cakes Anyone?

It was my birthday last Friday and look what mom whipped up for me. It's her best ever, great tasting crab cakes. What's best about her crab cakes? She makes it with Alaskan king crab legs. Traditional crab cakes are made from the meat taken from any species of crab. The meat from the legs of Alaskan king crabs are moist and sweet which make her cakes more yummy. They're the best!

Now, if you want your crab cakes to really taste good, I'll share her recipe using Alaskan king crabs. Crab cakes are usually served with tartar sauce, but when you're using crab legs, you wouldn't be needing the sauce anymore because the cake on its own is exquisite.

Crab Cakes

1 lb. Alaskan king crab leg meat
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup Saltines, crushed
1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon paprika or Old Bay seasoning
cayenne pepper or Morton's Hot Salt
onion powder for sprinkling
butter or olive oil for frying

Remove any shell from crab. In a medium bowl, toss together crushed Saltine cracker crumbs, egg, parsley and mayonnaise until moistened, but do not over mix. Add salt and pepper.
Form into five or six cakes, 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick. Place in refrigerator on cookie sheet for at least one hour so they will set up. Sprinkle lightly with cayenne or Morton's Hot Salt and onion powder.
In a heavy skillet, fry crab cakes in butter (or olive oil), turning once until both sides are nicely browned (about 10 minutes).


Rachel said…
That sounds sooo good! Thanks for passing it along
tahtimbo said…
I've never had crab cakes before, but now I really want to try them. Thanks for the recipe:)
nickybeit said…
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Anonymous said…
I love good crab cakes!!!
Anonymous said…
belated happy birthday!!!
Hi Liza,
Your posts always make me hungry. Your recipes are so yummy. Hmmm, suddenly I got cravings for good food. He, he, he, *lol* Thanks for the post. God bless you always.
nickybeit said…
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Unknown said…
Umm this looks delicious. I haven't made crab cakes in awhile. you have inspired me.
Anonymous said…
Whew!!! They look delicious but damn am allergic to crab meat. Huhuhuh so all I can do is look and drool.
Those look wonderful! 7am and I want Crab Cakes now :)

Sniffie's Mom
Unknown said…
I'm not a huge lover of seafood... but if it's fried then I'll eat it! These sound really yummy, I may have to try them!
Gorgeous MUM said…
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Mariuca said…
OMG Liza, this is also my favourite YUM YUM! I've never made them myself, always have crab cakes at restaurants. Thanks so much for the recipe, these look really delish! :):):)
i have yet to try this one...
Nisha said…
Hmmm.. They look yummy and tanatlizing:)... so when are you inviting me over for some crab cakes;) haha
Anonymous said…
Mmmmm sounds tasty!!!
Anonymous said…
I absolutely LOVE crab cakes...but never cook them here at home because my dh is allergic to shellfish...these sound wonderful though...and I want some for my birthday! lol!
Ann Harrison said…
I want to try this.
I enjoy Crab Cakes but most have been tasting so dry lately.
I'm going to try this out!
Anonymous said…
if it came from a mom like you it will be great to eat the, liz. i like to crabs with that 'house' so i get to take the meat inside. i dunno why i feel it more yummy this way.
Anonymous said…
mukhang masarap na masarap naman yang foodage mo Liz. I will see here if the crab is affordable and will try
Raft3r said…
hometown fave ang crab cakes d2 sa baltimore
lasang torta lang naman sya