Easiest ever crab cakes

    27 min

    Theses quickest, easiest crab cakes are some of the best I have ever eaten! Great served with grainy mustard or your favourite mustard sauce. For best results, use a buttery cracker for the cracker crumbs.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 egg
    • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1/8 teaspoon red chilli flakes
    • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
    • 1 tablespoon minced spring onions
    • 225g crab meat
    • 30g crushed crackers
    • 1 tablespoon butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, red chilli flakes, tarragon and spring onions. Gently stir in crab meat, being careful not to break up meat. Gradually mix in cracker crumbs, adding until desired consistency is achieved.
    2. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Form crab mixture into 4 cakes. Place crab cakes in frying pan, and cook until golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes on each side.


    Easiest ever crab cakes
    Easiest ever crab cakes

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    Really Tasty!!! Thanks  -  19 May 2011


    I love this recipe, but as a vegetarian, I make it with a difference. Instead of the crab meat, I use very finely grated Haloumi cheese. It is a perfect substitution, even my meat eating sons thoroughly enjoyed it. I served it with new potatoes, salad and a sweet chilli dipping sauce  -  10 Sep 2012


    These were excellent! We are from Louisiana and have had our share of crab cakes. My husband said these were the best he has had. I made a couple of changes. I used Tony's Cacheries seasoning instead of tarragon and I broiled them 10 minutes each side in the oven to cut down on fat content. Great recipe!  -  18 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)