Crab cakes are deliciously simple to make.

This easy crab cakes meal will only take a few minutes for you to put together. We’ve made this recipe for so long now that it has become second nature to make it. Our crab cakes are easy to make and come out delicious every single time.

You’ll find out after you make it once that you will enjoy how light of a meal it is. Perfect for someone who’s health conscious and always on the go! This is a great recipe for beginner cooks, you can’t really screw it up.

This is a recipe for our ‘Easy Recipes for Two‘ video series so you can follow along while we makes crab cakes in our own kitchen.

Easy Crab Cakes Recipe

Simple Crab Meat Recipe
Easy Crab Cakes Recipe

Easy Crab Cakes Recipe Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. of Crab Meat
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup of Bread Crumbs or approx. 8 Saltine Crackers, finely crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp. Onions, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tsp. Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

Cut the crab meat into small chunks and finely dice the onion with a sharp knife.

Mix  the crab meat with the egg and add remaining ingredients. Stir until everything is incorporated.

Heat olive oil or spray canola oil in a large skillet.

Form patties out of the crab mixture and fry 4 – 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Serve crab cakes on a bead of lettuce with fries, potato salad, flavored rice or a side of cottage cheese.

Watch our Easy Crab Cakes recipe video

with step by step cooking instructions and tips about this dish.

Easy Recipe Cooking Videos

End result

As always, the crab cakes turned out deliciously moist and flavorful. If you’re having trouble getting your crab cakes to stick together, place them in the refrigerator for an hour or so to cool. The egg and bread help as a binder, but if your mixture gets a little too dry, you can add a few more drops of lemon juice or a little more mustard.

We complimented this healthy crab cake meal with french-fries sprinkled with seasoned salt, green leaf lettuce drizzled with home made Balsamic Vinaigrette and a glass of crisp white wine. This offered just the right balance to the sweet and slightly spicy crab cakes.

If you’re planning a nice evening dinner for two and don’t want to spend a lot of time in your kitchen, then this delicious crab cake meal will work out perfectly for you. If you’re feeding a family of four or more, simply double the recipe ingredients.

Will you give our easy crab cakes a try? Before you move on, leave us a comment below. We would love to hear from you.

2 thoughts on “Simple Crab Cakes”
    1. Hi Annette, You are absolutely correct, cayenne and red pepper are the same! The red pepper in this recipe is supposed to be paprika. I am very sorry for the mistake and have updated the recipe. Thank you for noticing and bringing it to my attention. – Silke

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