Crab Cakes

 Crab Cakes

This recipe that can be prepared with a hand full of pantry items and some mayonnaise and still make an impressive main meal.

Serves 4


 1 12 oz. can of lump crabmeat                                                                                                                                                                        
  1/2 cup plain bread crumbs plus 1/3 cup to coat the cakes for frying
  3 tbsp mayonnaise
  1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
  1/4 tsp sea salt
  1/8 tsp ground pepper

  2 tbsp vegetable oil 

Siracha Sauce

  1 tbsp siracha

1/2 cup sour cream or mayonnaise


  1. In a small bowl combine siracha with mayonnaise or sour cream.  Place in the fridge until serving.                                   
  2. Drain crabmeat and pat dry.

      3.  Remove any shell or cartilage.

      4.  Add mayonnaise, spices and 1/2 cup bread crumbs.  Form crab cakes into patties.

      5.  Place crab cakes on a plate, cover and put in the fridge for an hour to firm up.  Coat the crab cakes with remaining bread crumbs.

      6.  Cook the crab cakes a skillet on the stovetop or in a cast iron skillet on the grill.                                                                    

      7.  Cook the crab cakes for about 5 minutes each side over medium heat.

      8.  Cook the crab cakes to a nice golden brown before turning the cakes over with a metal spatula. 


Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!

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