Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
4 servings (serving size: 2 crab cakes, about 1 cup vegetables, and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

Panko gives these crab cakes an irresistibly crisp coating. Chilling the crab cake mixture helps them hold their shape as they cook.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare crab cakes, combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Gently fold in crabmeat. Gently stir in 3/4 cup panko. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Step 2

Divide crab mixture into 8 equal portions (about 1/2 cup each); shape each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Place remaining 3/4 cup panko in a shallow dish. Working with 1 patty at a time, dredge in panko. Repeat procedure with the remaining patties and panko.

Step 3

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat both sides of crab cakes with cooking spray. Add 4 crab cakes to pan; cook 7 minutes. Carefully turn cakes over; cook 7 minutes or until golden. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, cooking spray, and remaining 4 crab cakes.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 5

To prepare vegetables, leave root and 1-inch stem on carrots; scrub with a brush. Combine carrots, potatoes, and shallots in a small roasting pan. Coat vegetables with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Toss. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes, turning once. Coat haricots verts with cooking spray. Add haricots verts to vegetable mixture; toss. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Step 6

To prepare sauce, combine broth, shallots, and vinegar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 4 minutes); remove from heat. Stir in butter. Serve with crab cakes and vegetables.

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Ratings & Reviews

seaside725's Review

September 05, 2013
Excellent dish. I also used green beans in place of the haricot verts. I also used imitation crab chunks that I shredded. I served this for a special birthday dinner and everyone raved about it. Will be making this again.

larosehavasu53's Review

August 02, 2013

taffyhhh's Review

September 06, 2012
Didn't make the vegetables but the crab cakes and sauce were amazing. I used canned crab meat as per a previous post and was not disappointed. The recipe only yielded 6 cakes for me instead of the 8 stated. Definitely a keeper of a recipe.

Laura2375's Review

July 31, 2012

Cindy98241's Review

July 31, 2012

Shellthiel's Review

May 08, 2012
Enjoyed this recipe!

Kerry1973's Review

January 07, 2012
Absolutely the best crab cakes I've ever made or had! Im constantly asked to make these or for the recipe. I use either canned crab meat by either Geisha or Bumble Bee at around $3 a can so not too bad. Ive used much more expensive canned crab but these are just as good. I find I only get about 6 per batch. I also double the butter/broth sauce. I don't use the shallots in the sauce, I don't feel they need it. I also serve the sauce on the side so they don't get soggy. Serve with a sliced pear salad,gorgonzola crumbled cheese and champaign pear vinaigrette and you have a fantastic meal. I have never made the vegetables.

08rose's Review

July 22, 2011
This was really, really good and passed the husband test with flying colors. I did not have haricot verts and used regular green beans, which took a bit longer than 10 minutes to become tender. Don't overlook the tangy butter sauce. It really adds spark to the crab cakes and veggies! I will be making this again.

Rinne129's Review

March 05, 2011
I only made the crab cakes, so this does not consider the vegetable side dish or the sauce. However, the crab cakes were PHENOMENAL!! I mixed them up in the a.m. so all that was left to do after work was shape 'em and cook 'em. I did find that 1/2 cup of the mixture only mad 6 crab cakes, so if making for company, make them smaller or double. Restaurant quality at home!

cruziegirl's Review

December 12, 2010
Delicious. The panko made these nice and crispy, the red onion wasn't overpowering and the Old Bay Seasoning was perfect seasoning for the crab. I followed the recipe and instructions as given and served them with some roasted vegetables. Definitely let the mixture sit in the frig for 30 minutes as this will help hold the cakes together as they cook.