Homemade rendition of a popular restaurant dish, this DIY recipe is as delicious as the original and are also super easy to make.

Crabs bring back memories of childhood. Crabs were the ultimate summer recipe, and I loved that you could make virtually everything with them – from sandwiches and rolls for quick lunches, to phyllo cup appetizers that are elegant enough for any dinner party. I still love all of these recipes till this day, but nothing beats my favourite crabby recipe – crab cakes.

Crab cakes were the reason I spent a lot of time in Joe’s crab shack. These crab cakes were so delicious I couldn’t get enough of them, and I was not alone. I would always bumb into a familiar stranger whenever I popped into a crab shack and that made me understand just how good these cakes were.

I still love Joe’s crab cakes as much as I did in my younger years. Sometimes however, I find myself on vacay in a location without a Joe’s crab shack and I’m unable to satisfy my crabby cravings. This made me scour all over till I stumbled upon this perfect replica recipe to prepare a homemade crab cake. I’ve tried this a couple of times and I must tell you… I can’t tell the difference! It’s just as good as the original, sometimes even better and I just love it!

Enjoying your favourite seafood at home shouldn’t be a problem, and this recipe makes that very possible. It’s also super easy to prepare and is will not cost you much. Make sure to have this on your recipe bucket list.


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

Yield: 8 servings



1 lb. Crab meat

⅓ Cup of Mayonnaise

3 Egg yolks

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1 tsp. Lemon juice

¼ tsp. Blackened seasoning

¼ Cup of Chopped parsley

1 ¼ Cup of Bread crumbs

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil for frying


Cooking Instructions

Step 1:

Combine all the ingredients for the crab cakes together in a mixing bowl, forming the mixture into 8 equal sized patties.

Step 2:

In a deep-sided skillet, heat an inch of oil over medium-high heat. Then add the crab cakes to the heated oil, allow to cook for about 5-8 minutes or until it is brown on both sides.

Step 3:

Drain on a paper towel-lined rack before serving.


Nutrition Information

Per serving:

Calories: 215| Total Fat: 12g| Cholesterol: 128mg| Carbs: 8g| Proteins: 2g

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