Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Crab Cakes – my very first attempt!

Carole's Chatter: Crab Cakes

I need to show you my very first attempt at cooking Crab Cakes.  Apologies to all the master crab cake makers out there.

This is only the second time I have cooked crab so it was all a bit experimental.  The first dish I did was Gingered Crab Rarebit 


Mayonnaise – 1 tablespoon
Capers - chopped
Lemon juice – just a squeeze
Egg – 1 lightly beaten
Breadcrumbs - handful
Crème Fraiche – 1 tablespoon
Fish sauce – just a splash
Salt (not much) & pepper

Reserve a little of the dill for garnish and then mix up all the ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon.  Try to incorporate all the ingredients without over mixing.

Cover the bowl with cling film and leave it in the fridge for at least an hour. 

To form your cakes use dampened hands.  I could tell there was a risk of them falling apart so I put each crab cake into cling film and twirled the ends so each was a tight little package.  Then back into the fridge again.

When you're ready to cook, I just fried them in a mix of oil and butter.  Not all of the cakes held together but the flavour was good.  Don't forget to garnish with your dill – such a pretty herb.


  1. I've made crab cakes a couple of times and have trouble with them flaking . I love this idea of wrapping them and leaving in the fridge. Thanks for this post Carol! Happy New Year. Pinning this one.

  2. You did a great job! Mine crack sometimes but these crab cakes look good to me.

  3. Your crab cakes look great, Carol!


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