Hotel Crab Cakes


Hotel Crab Cakes

Hotel Crab Cakes
6 Min

The last time we were at a fancy hotel, we were shocked to see how expensive the crab cakes were! Our Hotel Crab Cakes have the high-quality taste without the high-quality cost.

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 (6-1/2 ounce) cans lump crabmeat, drained and cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons butter

What to Do

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients except the crabmeat and butter; mix well. Fold in the crabmeat, being careful not to break it up. Form into eight equal-sized patties.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Saute the patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 patties


Imitation crabmeat will work fine, too. And if you make smaller patties, you'll have a great party appetizer. Serve them with tartar, cocktail, or mustard sauce for dipping.

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There are so many recipes out there for crab cakes and there's quite a debate among real chefs as to which binders to use, but don't sweat it! This recipe is delicious! Old Bay Seasoning really shines in crab cakes. You can make an aioli sauce, remoulade, or just use seafood sauce or tartar sauce for your dipping needs.

What is old bay seasoning compared to?

Hi there! Old Bay Seasoning is a seafood/meat/poultry seasoning blend that contains ingredients like paprika, cloves, celery salt, etc. You can substitute any seafood seasoning in place of the Old Bay Seasoning if you cannot find this product. Enjoy!

These were not good crab cakes. I wasted two cans of expensive lump crab and ended up giving them to the dogs. I've made many great crab cakes and will stick to my old tried and true recipe hereafter.

Really didn't care for this recipe. It just didn't taste right. I would not use the mayo next time, maybe use sour cream instead?

Hi there! The mayonnaise in this recipe is used to give these Hotel Crab Cakes the consistency that they need. The Test Kitchen has not tried using sour cream in this recipe and is unsure of how it would turn out. We recommend leaving out the Old Bay Seasoning and/or the Worcestershire sauce if you did not like the taste. If you do make this recipe again, let us know. We love to hear your feedback, enjoy!

explain about fold in the crab meat and not break it up please.

Hi there! - We like chunks of crab meat in our crab cakes, so what we mean by "folding" your crabmeat is to gently stir until mixed, so that the crab does not break apart. Enjoy!

Can these be made ahead then frozen? Should they be cooked or left uncooked?

Yes, you can make these crab cakes in advance and then freeze them. They can be put together and frozen uncooked, or can be cooked and then frozen.

they were excellent and salmon was used also !!Excellent recipe thanx!Chef Trickle

Can you bake them at 350...400..or higher? For how long, just til lightly browned?

they turned out kick butt and salmon was used also,exceptional!!!!!


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