Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes

Crab cakes! The most popular of crab dishes.  Chesapeake Bay area restaurants serve them in many forms and varieties and residents have their favorite recipes.  The one thing they all have in common is Chesapeake Bay blue crab.


There are three basic ways to cook  crab cakes.  The first is very simply prepared.  It uses jumbo lump crab meat mixed very gently with very little filler.  These crab cakes are fragile and must be broiled rather than fried.  The second basic method mixed the crab with a spiced, mayonnaise based batter with bread or cracker filler.  These crab cakes are either broiled or fried.  The third method uses a lightly seasoned cream sauce to bind the crabmeat.  The crab cakes are chilled prior to cooking to firm them up and then they are lightly coat in bread crumbs and fried.

Crab Cake Recipes


Old Bay Crab Cakes.  A classic crab cake recipe made with Old Bay seasoning, the traditional Chesapeake Bay seasoning.  Ingredients include lump crabmeat, egg, yellow mustard, mayonnaise, white bread, and Old Bay.

Emeril Live Recipe.  Chesapeake Bay crab cake recipe from an Emeril Live episode.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Recipe.  Crab Cake recipe as featured on the Today Show.  A whole bunch of reader submitted crab cake recipes.
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