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by Meghann on April 13, 2011

mmm…. Crab Cakes….


…soft, flavorful, crabby… just the way I like ’em. πŸ˜‰

Crab Cakes were one of the first dishes I learned to cook when I was on my own in college. I remember watching a Food Network tutorial one evening and thinking to myself ‘Hey! I can cook that!’ It sort of became my specialty after that.


They’re really easy too.

Here’s what you need:


  • 8 oz Crab Meat
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs (I used Wheat Bran because that’s all I had. πŸ™‚ )
  • 1 T Mayo
  • 2 T Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Red Onion
  • 2 t Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Corn
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Chili Powder
  • Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper


Here’s what you do:

Combine it all in a bowl


Form patties and cook in a little olive oil on the stove top.




The corn was a last minute addition to the crab cakes, but I love how it gave each bite a tiny burst of sweetness. The crab cakes were perfect.


I paired the crab cakes with homemade sweet potato fries.


And Steamfresh brussel sprouts.


Fresh Brussel Sprouts are still a little pricey at the store. The frozen steam-in-a-bag sprouts are a great alternative in the mean time. πŸ™‚


I snacked on some nuts and cereal while working at Starbucks this afternoon (can’t find the photo?) and had a few squares of a chocolate bar for dessert.


Tonight’s guilty pleasure?

Watching Man v. Food and Extreme Couponing.

I <3 trashy tv!

Good Night!

1 Courtney @ the granola chronicles April 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I lived in Baltimore last year – known for crab cakes…and I never had one! I’m so picky when it comes to seafood – people always rave about crab cakes, so maybe I should finally give them a try. πŸ™‚
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2 Kelly April 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Haha this post is practically an ad for Publix brand products. I <3 publix. πŸ™‚
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3 Krissy - Shiawase Life April 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I miss Publix!!!!!
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4 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I make salmon patties like that too. Yummy.

5 Krissy - Shiawase Life April 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Yums! We made crab cake pizza last night!! =D
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6 Stephanie @ LiveCookLove April 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I love trashy tv too πŸ™‚

7 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I love crab cakes — at home I usually sub in salmon or tuna. Either way, I love foods in “patty” form!
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8 Ashley April 13, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Before I became vegan I used to love crab cakes! Even though I don’t eat them now, I can appreciate them, and the veggies look really great. πŸ˜‰

9 Kaitlin April 13, 2011 at 10:41 pm

These look AMAZING!! I need to go back to eating crustaceans– the food is to die for πŸ™‚

10 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 13, 2011 at 10:48 pm

you had me at crab! I’m a Maryland-er by birth so I adore crab, those look so yummy! πŸ™‚

sweet potato fries and brussels don’t hurt either, delish! πŸ™‚

11 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 13, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I’ve never made crab cakes before, I think I’ve always been to intimidated by them. They look delicious and I love the sweet potato fry pairing πŸ˜€
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12 Lee April 13, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Shoot, I forgot to watch Extreme Couponing. Did you watch last week when that woman bought 35 bottles of Maalox? Who needs that?!
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13 Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted April 14, 2011 at 12:50 am

I’m pretty sure the twins on tonight bought a ton of bottles of Maalox too! Hopefully they donated them!
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14 Jamie@everydaydolce April 13, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I love crab cakes! I recently became a vegetarian so I miss them but this recipe looks awesome! πŸ™‚

15 Alaina April 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I love watching Man vs. Food. Sometimes I can’t stomach watching his challenges. But for the most part, it’s very entertaining. πŸ™‚
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16 Laura (Starloz) April 13, 2011 at 11:30 pm

corn & crab, that totally makes sense. these look tasty.
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17 Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries April 13, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Seeing those Publix labels on food containers makes me jealous! Haha. I’m from Florida originally (went to FSU as well, class of 09!) and I now live in NYC. I miss Publix so much, all of those two for one deals…it’s so cheap and awesome. The grocery stores here are insane, a box of cereal is like $6.50 for Kashi!

Anyways, that crab cake recipe looks delicious πŸ™‚

18 Ellie April 14, 2011 at 12:05 am

OMG I’ve been cravy crab cakes! I’m making those this weekend!

19 Amy April 14, 2011 at 12:15 am

I rarely say this about recipes but I actually think I could make those haha! I am two left hands and one eyed in the kitchen and easy recipes are all I can handle right now!
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20 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 14, 2011 at 12:18 am

I used to love crab! One of the few foods I miss as a vegetarian πŸ™‚
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21 Sarah for Real April 14, 2011 at 12:45 am

Wow I love crab cakes! I think that’s awesome that something so fancy-like was your college specialty haha.

ps Brussels sprouts are a late-fall/early-winter crop so you’ve got some time before the fresh ones are cheaper than the frozen. Stock up!
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22 Sarah for Real April 14, 2011 at 1:17 am

pps I am mistaken about the Brussels sprouts! I guess in your area they are ready as early as June! That’s nuts.
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23 Hats @ See How She Runs April 14, 2011 at 4:53 am

I’m guilty of liking a bit of trashy TV too. In the UK we have a programme called ‘Snog, Marry, Avoid’ where people with orange skin, bleached hair, false everything etc etc get a ‘make-under’. Trashy but brilliant. Another one is ‘Hotter than My Daughter’ – the stuff these mature women wear is hysterical!
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24 Lauren April 14, 2011 at 6:44 am

Love homemade crab cakes. They are super easy and so worth it.
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25 katie April 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

Loving the crab cake feast!

I love watching trashy tv too ; ) never watched that coupon show but heard it’s crazy!!
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26 Amy April 14, 2011 at 7:50 am

Oooh I looooooooooove crab cakes. Those look delicious and so easy – but I think for maximum indulgence I would then dip them in egg and panko bread crumbs before frying them up. Yum.

We watch Man vs. Food from time to time at my house – my husband and I have noticed Adam seems to have put on some weight since season one! Ha!!
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27 Alina @ Duty Free Foodie April 14, 2011 at 7:53 am

I feel the same way about crab cakes! They are so good and simple. When I first saw how to make them, I was like, “this looks foolproof. I can probably pull this off.”
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28 Ali @ Ali Runs April 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

Love this post! I have missed your recipes! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to make these soon!!

29 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 14, 2011 at 9:33 am

Yum this looks absolutely delicious! What a healthy yummy dinner!
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30 Hope April 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

I absolutely LOVE crab cakes! I’ve never made them before because I thought they were really complicated and involved. Thank you so much for posting a recipe! I definitely want to make these for dinner sometime this weekend! πŸ™‚ I always buy frozen brussels sprouts and then I roast them and they turn out perfectly. The fresh ones are way too expensive! The frozen ones roasted taste exactly like the fresh ones. πŸ™‚
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31 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf April 14, 2011 at 10:32 am

I have been known to roast even frozen brussels sprouts. πŸ™‚ Love!
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32 Pam April 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

I’ve never tried to make crab cakes, but I may give it go now. That looks easier than I expected! Sweet potatoes and brussels are one of my favorite combinations, but I’m not sure why.
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33 Brittney April 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

I love Adam on Man vs. Food. He totally makes the show πŸ™‚ Okay, I might have to get over my fear of making seafood at home and try making crab cakes sometime! You’ve inspired me πŸ˜‰
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34 Kacy April 14, 2011 at 11:36 am

For some reason I just can’t stomach the frozen/steamed brussels. Luckily they’ve been on sale here a lot recently so I can get them fresh!

35 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm

When I ate meat, I was obsessed with crab cakes. The best ones I ever had were in Maryland!
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36 Paige@Two Runners And A Brown Dog April 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I have never seen corn in crab cakes before….I think it’s a nice touch!!! Way to get those veggies in!
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37 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm

ohhhh I have to try this- thanks! I love seafood. p.s. I need to try those steamed veggies (brussels) i have never tried ’em before…

38 Allie April 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Oh man, I want everything on your plate (well minus the ketchup). I never knew it was so easy to make crab cakes. I’ll have to try that out.

39 Sarah April 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Crab cakes are awesome! I feel like every time I order one at a restaurant I’ve gotten more bread than crab though.. I’ll definitely be trying out your recipe!
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40 Kiran @ April 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I’ve tried Steamfresh’s brussel sprouts but just can’t seem to develop any liking. Fresh ones no doubt are pricey! Love that you made crab cakes so simply πŸ™‚
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