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Maryland True Blue Crab Cakes Recipe

Maryland True Blue Crab Cakes Recipe


The Maryland seafood industry is introducing a new labeling initiative to promote Maryland crabmeat. Watch for the label for Maryland True Blue Crabs to assure the best quality crabmeat.


Ingredients (Serves 6 People)

1 lb. jumbo lump or backfin crab meat

2 slices white bread

1 tbsp. mayonnaise (light or regular)

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. Old Bay or Wye River seasonings

1 tbsp. snipped parsley (optional)

1 egg (or substitute for special diets)

Tartar sauce or cocktail sauce



Beat the egg in a bowl. Trim the crusts from the bread and break the slices into small pieces. Add these pieces to the egg. Mix in the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Chesapeake seasoning and parsley, and beat well.

Place the crabmeat in a bowl and pour the egg mixture over the top. Gently toss or fold the ingredients together, taking care not to break up the lumps of crabmeat.

Form the cakes by hand into patties about 3 inches around and 3/4-inch thick. Shape should be like a cookie, not like a meatball or golf ball. Place the cakes in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes before cooking. This is very important so the cakes don’t fall apart.

Broil the Crab Cakes:

Slip them under a preheated broiler until nicely browned, turning to cook evenly, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

Or saute:

Heat a small amount of butter or olive oil in a skillet and saute the cakes, turning several times, until golden brown or about 8 minutes total cooking time. Serve at once with tartar sauce, mustard, or cocktail sauce on the side.



Maryland True Blue Crab Cakes


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Comment balloon 18 commentsRoy Kelley • August 30 2018 02:52PM


Love crab cakes, Roy... and they are not that hard to make, but for some reason I never do... if I have them, I eat them in restaurants.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 9 months ago

Roy, I too love crabcakes, and will need to keep your recipe for a day I have time to cook.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 9 months ago

Good morning Roy. Must say, being from the midwest, never developed a fondness for crabcakes. Have a cousin living on the East coast who loves them. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 9 months ago

Looks delicious, Roy.  We enjoy crab cakes in my home and I'll ask the chef of the home if she will try this recipe.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 9 months ago

Good morning 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day.


Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) 9 months ago

Larry would enjoy these although I have never made them for him. Maybe now is a good time.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 9 months ago

Thanks for sharing the recipe Roy Kelley .  My husband's family was from the Eastern Shore of Maryland; Betterton.  How I remember those delicious crab cakes!  

Posted by Marie Story, Broker Associate, Pinecrest (Miami) Specialist (Coldwell Banker - Pinecrest (Miami)) 9 months ago


We love crab cakes and I love the lump meat version.  Thank you for the recipe. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 9 months ago

Thanks Roy,  will copy this recipe for sure.  Love Crab Cakes and always love the ones from Phillips in Baltimore

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 9 months ago

It's definitely important to make sure you are getting quality, I have had some really good crab cakes and some others that were not so good, haha.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 9 months ago

Oh yum. We will definitely try your recipe, Roy. Thanks and hope you're having a good weekend so far. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 9 months ago

I really like crab cakes and made with blue crab makes them even better, Roy.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 9 months ago

Roy Kelley thank you for the wonderful recipe - I love crab cakes and I've bookmarked to give these a try!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 9 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

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