Maryland Crab Cakes
Even store-bought crabmeat can sometimes have thin bones in it, so be sure to pick it over thoroughly before you begin cooking.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 4 servings
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1 teaspoon light mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- ½ onion, finely chopped
- 1 pound lump crabmeat, cooked
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Beat the egg in a medium bowl.
Add the Old Bay seasoning, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, and onion.
Add the crabmeat and mix together thoroughly. Make into cakes, about 2″ in diameter.
Heat olive oil on medium in a large skillet.
Add the crab cakes and cook until golden brown on both sides.
- Calories: 165
- Fat: 7 grams
- Protein: 26 grams
- Carbohydrates: 1.5 grams
- Cholesterol: 134 milligrams
Maryland is renowned for its delicious native crabs. The Chesapeake Bay yields some of the world's tastiest crustaceans. Different areas around the bay vary in the way they prepare their crab cakes. This particular mayonnaise-based crab mix is more popular in urban areas. Other parts of the state delight in delicate crab cakes with crab, butter, and almost no additional ingredients.