Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Sustainable Choice. Look for trotline-caught blue crab meat.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine 1/4 cup yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl; set yogurt mixture aside.

Step 2

Combine remaining 2 tablespoons yogurt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/3 cup panko, bell pepper, onions, dill, rind, juice, salt, and egg white in a medium bowl. Gently stir in crab. Divide crab mixture into 4 equal portions (about 1/2 cup each), shaping each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Place remaining 1/3 cup panko in a shallow dish. Dredge patties in panko.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Top each bread slice with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 patty, and about 2 tablespoons reserved yogurt mixture.

Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

May 24, 2014
These are incredible. I added a small squeeze of lemon and some dill to the tzatziki. I also used yellow pepper as that is what I had on hand, and 1 whole egg. The family devoured it. It maybe loses half a point for being a little messy. I think next time I'll serve the cake on some salad greens and have the bread on the side.

Nancyh13's Review

April 11, 2014
First time making Crab cakes. I thought they were absolutely delicious. My husband and I were making yummy sounds the whole time while eating them. I just noticed the double the egg yolk in the other reviews. I halved the recipe, but used the whole egg white just cause I thought it needed it, and mine did not fall apart. So apparently doubling it works. I made the sauce twice because there was simply too much garlic. I added dill to the sauce and lemon juice. I substituted mayo for the yogurt in the Crab cake (I know, I know FAT) and I think it tasted great. I thought they were light and delicate and just simply amazing. I hope that I can duplicate it next time.

lesliefo's Review

September 09, 2013
Yummy (even though I forgot to put in the egg entirely, LOL)

judyg123's Review

September 08, 2013
I loved them, but I'd add less garlic to sauce

pinpuma's Review

August 31, 2013

bulaah's Review

August 28, 2013
This was my first time making crab cakes. They had good flavor and I liked the crunch the bread gave. I didn't have green onion, so I subbed leeks. I also added some dill and lemon to the tzatziki. As everyone else has said, they did fall apart, so more egg next time.

Maryannmsr's Review

August 26, 2013
This was an exquisite recipe. I doubled the tzatziki recipe beacause I love it, but didn't double the pepper (that's a lot of pepper!). I wish I would have added an extra egg white as reviewed, but otherwise this was really easy and so very tasty.

Bronsonsmom's Review

August 18, 2013
These were good - I used two egg whites as suggested by other posters. They stayed together. I like my crab cakes a little spicier.

Kwood28's Review

August 09, 2013
Garlic and cucumber needs to be very finely chopped. Less dill. Mine also fell apart so more egg next time.

j2haynes's Review

August 04, 2013
Flavor was great but they fell apart. Next time I will use less yogurt and more egg. I liked the sauce my husband was not a fan however.