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American Crab Cakes Recipe

Serves 4


  • 5 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces crabmeat, drained and flaked
  • 1 1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper


1. In large skillet heat 1 tablespoon butter.
2. Add onion, celery, and garlic; cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove skillet from heat.
4. Stir in crabmeat, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, mayonnaise, egg, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and pepper.
5. Shape crabmeat mixture into 4 patties; coat with remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs, pressing crumbs onto each patty.
6. In same large skillet over medium heat, melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter.
7. Cook patties in butter 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.


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Main Ingredient:Seafood / Crab
Main Dish
Preparation Method:Fry

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