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Crab Potato Cakes

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Crab Potato Cakes
6 Min

Get the taste of crab cakes without the hefty price tag! This recipe uses imitation crabmeat and frozen shredded hash brown potatoes to create a crab potato cake that'll become a regular on your dinner, lunch and brunch menus!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound imitation crabmeat, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the oil; mix well then form into 12 patties.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil just until hot (not smoking) over medium heat. Add the patties and pan-fry for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until golden.


If you want to get more of the taste and texture of authentic crab cakes without breaking the bank, you can shred a small can of real crabmeat and mix it in, too! And if you like yours the traditional way with a little "heat,"  go ahead and add a few shakes of hot pepper sauce before forming the patties.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 125
  • Calories from Fat 44
  • Total Fat 4.9g 8 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.9g 5 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 5.4g 11 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 39mg 13 %
  • Sodium 509mg 21 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 15g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3 %
  • Sugars 3.0g 0 %

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Great recipe and congratulations on your win! sw

Susan Imatation Crab is made from Pollock. It is sold in a sealed 1lb. package by the seafood department. It is about $3 for a lb. and it taste sweet and delicious. I like instant potatoes in my crab cake too!

The recipe sounds very good and I can not wait to try it out.

Your recipe is certainly stretching the seafood (not sure what imitation crabmeat is). The last time I made crab cakes with Maryland lump crab meat I only got 5 patties out of 1 pound of crab meat. I use Old Bay and other spices in mine and not nearly so much bread crumbs. I will see if I can find out what imitation crab meat is then maybe I will give your recipe a try.

Could you please put nutrition facts with recipes... thank you!!1


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