Crab Cakes Recipe


Connie’s Coronavirus Cooking Chronicles – Recipe 5 – Crab Cakes

Crab cakes are usually pretty expensive at restaurants. However, did you know that they are actually very easy to make and cost just a fraction of the price if you make them at home?

For my husband’s birthday, I made him a crab cake birthday cake (pictured above) since he isn’t a fan of regular cake. Instead of frosting, we had homemade tartar sauce with it. My recipe for crab cakes is below and the tartar sauce recipe is here.

Crab Cakes


  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 2 eggs
  • 2.5 tbsp mayo
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup celery, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 1.5 tbsp dried parsley, with 1 tsp water stirred into the mixture before adding panko)
  • 1/2 cup panko (gluten free panko also works, if you need it to be gluten free)
  • olive oil


  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl.
  2. Add the mayo, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Old bay, salt, and pepper and mix well.
  3. Add the celery and parsley and mix.
  4. Add the panko and gently mix until compbined.
  5. Add the crab meat and gently fold until combined.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours.
  7. Shape into 2.5″ patties (or larger, if you want).
  8. Heat a skillet with a drizzle of oil on medium heat and fry the patties on both sides until cooked through.
  9. Serve with homemade tartar sauce! Recipe is here.

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