Crab Cake Recipe Tips
Is it better to broil or fry crab cakes?
Broiling crab cakes can burn them quickly on the outside while leaving them cold on the inside. We recommend frying crab cakes to give them a crisp outer layer while gradually warming the inside. If you’re looking to reduce the fat content, baking (rather than broiling) will still create a nice crunchy crab cake that’s heated all the way through. To bake, coat a sheet pan with a light layer of cooking spray. Then add the crab cakes and give them a light coating of cooking spray as well. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes on the middle oven shelf.
Why do my crab cakes fall apart?
To help prevent crumbling, handle crab cakes with care while you're shaping and frying them. Also, be sure to measure the ingredients accurately to ensure that you’re not skimping on the mayo or being too generous with the veggies—these things can also create a broken crab cake. If you're still having trouble, pop the crab mixture in the fridge for 20 minutes to let it set before shaping the crab cakes.
What kind of crab meat is best for crab cakes?
Crab cakes are very adaptable to whatever type of crab meat is available in your area. Whether you choose canned or frozen, jumbo lump, claw meat or white crab meat, the end result will be a dish that brings everyone back for seconds. (If you can't get enough of this seafood, try some of our other favorite crab recipes
How do you tell if crab cakes are done?
When your crab cakes are light golden brown on the outside, it’s time to ring the dinner bell. Try serving them with this Nutty Green Salad
for a flavorful side dish that’s healthy, light and crisp. Creamy remoulade
is also a perfect complement to a crisp crab cake.Research contributed by Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager