Ingredients

  • 16 saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound flaked cooked crabmeat
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®) (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. Stir the cracker crumbs and water together in a mixing bowl. Let stand 1 minute to soften the crackers. Add the crabmeat, egg, mustard, and mayonnaise. Season with Worcestershire sauce, seafood seasoning, salt, and black pepper; stir until evenly mixed.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Form the crab mixture into patties 3/4-inch thick. Cook in the hot oil until golden brown on each side and hot in the center, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate before serving.

Footnotes

  • Editor’s Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
    * http://allrecipes.com/recipe/aunt-ruths-crab-cakes/detail.aspx