Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes

Recipe from

Coastal Living


6 tablespoons mayonnaise, divided
1 1/4 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 large egg
4 saltine crackers, crushed
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 or 4 drops hot sauce
1 pound fresh lump crabmeat, drained
Garnishes: fresh chives, lemon slices


Stir together 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, and next 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; gently stir in crabmeat.

Shape into 12 patties. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Stir together remaining 3 tablespoons mayonnaise and remaining 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning; spread evenly on crab cakes. Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. (Do not overbake.) Garnish, if desired, and serve with Tartar Sauce.

May 1998
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