Active Time
35 MIN
Total Time
35 MIN
Serves : 4

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the broiler on the lowest setting and position a rack 
12 inches from the heat. Rub 1 tablespoon of the butter on a small rimmed baking sheet.

Step 2    

In a large bowl, whisk the egg with the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and cayenne. Gently fold in the crabmeat and 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs, breaking up the crab into smaller pieces. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Step 3    

Pack one-fourth of the crab mixture into a 1/2-cup dry measuring 
cup and turn out onto the prepared baking sheet. With slightly damp hands, gently form it into a patty. Repeat with the remaining crab mixture; the patties will be very loose. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup 
of bread crumbs on top of the patties.

Step 4    

Broil the crab cakes for 5 minutes, or until the crumbs are golden. Drizzle the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter on top and broil for 
1 minute longer. With a large spatula, carefully transfer the crab cakes to plates. Serve with lemon wedges.

Make Ahead

The recipe can be prepared through Step 3 and refrigerated for up to 4 hours.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Janet Morrissey

Review Body: As a born and raised Baltimore girl, these are almost exactly the recipe my family has used for decades.  The only change I'd make to this recipe is to add Old Bay seasoning in place of the salt and cayenne.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-27

Author Name: cohearn422

Review Body: Where is the old bay?

Review Rating:

Date Published: 2016-11-08

Author Name: ManuelMoreira

Review Body: I would put less salt, but aside from that it looks delicious!

Review Rating:

Date Published: 2017-05-04