Best Crab Cake Recipe

This best crab cake recipe is very good and quite easy to prepare, but it takes a little time to make, as they are fried in small batches.

This recipe will make 16 2" crab cakes, or I prefer to make about 30 1" cakes.

It is another excellent choice of crab meat recipes transformed into appetizers, which seem to disappear quickly at any gathering.

It is a great party food appetizer!


  • 1 7 oz. pkg. frozen crab meat, thawed
  • 1/3 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. horseradish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil


  • Drain thawed crab meat, remove cartilage. Press firmly to remove liquid.
  • Transfer to large bowl.
  • Add chopped peppers, onions, egg, 2 tbsp. breadcrumbs, mayo and horseradish.
  • Place remaining breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.
  • Form crab meat mixture into 16 even balls.
  • Roll in breadcrumbs, flattening the balls to 2 inch diameters.
  • In large frying pan heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium heat, cook crab cakes in batches, adding oil as needed, until nice and brown on both sides. About 3 minutes per side.
  • Serve with crab cake sauce.

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