Golden Crusted Broiled Crab Cakes

Golden Crusted Broiled Crab Cakes


Golden Crusted Crab Cakes

Crab cake recipe - golden brown crispy and meaty. A great easy and fast meal for any night! |

These are beautifully browned until golden and a bit crispy with big chunky hunks of crab meat.  Make these a day ahead and then pop them in the oven for a quick delicious dinner on a busy night.  |

  • Author: Madalaine
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Oven Broiler


  • 1 lb lump crab meat
  • 20 salteen crackers
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 dash or 2 of Tabasco Sauce
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted


  • large mixing bowl
  • small mixing bowl
  • cookie sheet


  1. Gently lay the crab meat evenly in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Crush the saltines very fine and spread evenly over the crab.
  3. In the small bowl, mix the pepper, Tabasco, mustard, Old Bay, Worcestershire, egg, and mayonnaise until combined.  Pour this over the crackers and crab meat.
  4. Very gently fold together.  Try not to break up the crab lumps.  Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour and up to over night.
  5. Turn on oven broiler.
  6. Form mixture into patties, put them on a cookie sheet, and brush with melted butter.  Broil for 8 minutes until golden brown, flip and continue to broil until this side is also golden brown.


Thanks Dad!  You are a great cook and I always love your recipes!