Maryland Crab Cakes – Deep Fried Perfection!

There are so many food that Maryland is famous for – Utz Crab chips, Berger cookies, anything crab, pit beef, Smith Island Cake and Old Bay seasoning. I use Old Bay on everything from vegetables to popcorn to baked potatoes. So imagine my excitement when I read about the crab cakes. Just a few ingredients (like crab and old bay), deep-fried to a golden finish and served with tartar sauce. Delicious!

Want to make some?

Here’s How to Do it:

Mix up all the ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure it’s stiff enough to make a patty.

Heat the oil in a deep pan or deep fryer to  375°. Once the oil has reached temperature, carefully place the patties into the oil and fry until they float.

Remove with a mesh strainer and drain on paper towels or coffee filters.

Serve them hot with store-bought tartar sauce – or make your own with mayonnaise, a smidgen of horseradish and some pickle relish.

Delicious!

Maryland Crab Cakes

There are so many food that Maryland is famous for – Utz Crab chips, Berger cookies, anything crab, pit beef, Smith Island Cake and Old Bay seasoning. I use Old Bay on everything from vegetables to popcorn to baked potatoes. So imagine my excitement when I read about the crab cakes. Just a few ingredients (like crab and old bay), deep-fried to a golden finish and served with tartar sauce. Delicious!

  • 10 – 12 oz lump crab meat
  • 1/3 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley, dried ((if using fresh use a little bit more))
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
  1. Mix up all the ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure it’s stiff enough to make a patty.

  2. Heat the oil in a deep pan or deep fryer to 375°. Once the oil has reached temperature, carefully place the patties into the oil and fry until they float.

  3. Remove with a mesh strainer and drain on paper towels or coffee filters.

  4. Serve them hot with store-bought tartar sauce – or make your own with mayonnaise, a smidgen of horseradish and some pickle relish.

    Delicious!

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