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How to Make Easy and Delicious Crab Cakes

These simple crab cakes can be grilled or pan-fried. Try this super easy recipe, which comes together in less than 20 minutes!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword Homemade Crab Cakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1 lb crab meat with lumps of crab and shredded crab
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1/4 cup diced sweet peppers
  • 1 tbsp old bay seasoning
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 6 sliced white bread crust removed
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp hot sauce optional


  • Remove the crust from the bread, then cut the bread into cubes.
  • Add all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Form the crab into patties.
  • Lightly oil a griddle then place it on top or a grill, and heat the grill to 350 F. OR lightly oil a pan, and place it over medium to medium-high heat.
  • Fry each side of the crab cake for about 3-5 minutes, or until it's nice and golden.
  • Serve and enjoy!