Gentle mixing is the secret to these succulent crab cakes. Use only enough crackers to hold the mixture together. Old Bay seasoning, a favored Chesapeake crab boil seasoning, is available on the supermarket spice aisle.

Recipe by Southern Living April 2005

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Drain crabmeat, removing any bits of shell.

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  • Combine crushed crackers and next 7 ingredients; gently fold crabmeat into mixture. Shape into 8 thin patties.

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add crab cakes; cook, in batches, 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Garnish, if desired. Serve crab cakes with Caper Sauce.

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