maryland crab cakes



  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons old bay seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced parsley
  • 1 cup finely smashed Ritz crackers (divided 2/3 cup and 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup oil (or more if needed)


Gently combine the crab, egg, old bay, Worcestershire, mayonnaise, Dijon, parsley and 2/3 cup cracker crumbs until thoroughly mixed.

Form the mixture into 6 crab cakes by rolling into tight balls and gently pressing down to flatten.

Coat each crab cake in the remaining 1/3 cup of unused crater crumbs and then place them on a plate or cookie sheet tray lined with parchment paper.

Pour the oil into a large frying pan over medium heat and once the oil is hot, add the crab cakes and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside to drain on a rack or paper towels.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

4 Comments on “maryland crab cakes”

  1. These look delicious, Mary. But I’m sure you didn’t mean 1 1/2 “tampons” of Old Bay.
    Ahhhh…..spellcheck! 🤣

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