Easy Crab Cakes – these succulent pan-fried crab cakes are fast, easy and delicious and won’t crumble.
Are you guys all ready for the holidays? Have you even started Christmas shopping? I did, for one person only, but hey it’s a start! Though I will tell you one thing. I am ready to put up my Christmas tree, or two. I have two trees and I’m tempted to put them both up. I’m a bit crazy, I know, but I love Christmas! So you know what’s great when you put up your tree, make some mulled wine, put on the Christmas music and go nuts. That’s what I’m going to do.
But today I was in the mood for some crab cakes and these crab cakes here are all about the crab. Lots and lots of crab. Such an easy recipe too, and if you’re like me and love your crab cakes, you’ll probably eat these all by yourself. But I’m not here to judge!
I love to add a little hot sauce to my crab cakes for a bit of spice in them, lots of green onions, an egg and some breadcrumbs to hold them together, some parsley and mayo. That’s pretty much it to the recipe. Easy peasy! Just be gentle with the crab as you mix it all together and form it into patties.
I chose to fry mine here, but you know what? I’ve baked these before and still just as yummy.
I love having these crab cakes for lunch with a nice side salad, or sometimes I’ll even make a crab cake sandwich, or crab cake sliders, which are my all time favorite. Feel free to make a double batch too, just double all the ingredients and enjoy!
- 12 oz crab meat
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- 3 green onions chopped
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, I used Panko
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil for frying
Add all the ingredients (except the olive oil) to a bowl and gently mix it all together.
Form the crab mixture into patties, depending on how big you want the patties, I got 10 patties out of my mixture.
In a skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Place the patties in the skillet, a few at a time, I did 5 at a time, and cook until golden brown, about 5 min per side. Gently flip them over and cook for another 5 minutes until golden brown. Repeat with remaining patties.
Serve with your favorite side dish.
You can bake these crab cakes as well, simply preheat your oven to 375 F degrees and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutritional information is per 1 patty. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.