Basic Crab Cakes

There are all kinds of crab cake recipes on the internet but, if you want a basic, easy recipe you’ve come to the right place.  With some recipes I like to get a little more fancy and with other things I like to stick to the original.  I mean really, I’m not Martha.

My daughter-in-law, (Crissy), was here for a visit and wanted to learn how to make crab cakes so I introduced her to a basic recipe.  After that, you can add what you like and switch things around to your taste.  Personally, when it comes to crab cakes I like to stick to the basics, after all it is a crab cake.  You want to taste the crab right?!?

You would have thought in two weeks time, that Crissy and I would have cooked up a storm because we both enjoy cooking.  The truth is she was taking care of baby so I cooked a few nights.  She made a delicious meal another night. (Husband approved).  The crab cakes we did together and some nights we swam in the pool and forgot dinner altogether just to have adult time and enjoy each other’s company.  The last night she was here (it was going to be a busy morning) we ordered pizza, salad and breadsticks and didn’t worry about it!  I’m pretty sure she enjoyed her stay because nothing was rushed or hurried, we just enjoyed ourselves and each other’s company.

Our visit was wonderful and the two weeks flew by!  I took last week off of  blogging just to rest (so not used to a babe in the house, even though he was a great baby) and to get my house/garden projects caught up.  My grandson is just so adorable it takes my breath away!!  So, here is the recipe and a few pics of myself and lil man.

Crab cakes

1 (16 oz.) can Van Camp’s Crabmeat – pick out any shells
1 beaten egg
2 T. mayonnaise
1 T. prepared mustard
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. dry mustard
2 t. Old Bay seasoning
1/2 t. lemon juice
hot sauce (optional)
3/4 c. bread crumbs (I used Italian, use what you prefer)

Mix everything into a large bowl except the crabmeat.  I just used my hands to mix everything.  Add the hot sauce if you wish (I wished…ha!). Hot sauce is to your taste.

Next fold in the crabmeat gently with your hands or a wooden spoon.

Form into patties, this made 6 generous patties.  Save in an airtight container in the refrigerator if not making 6 patties at that time.

Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat and add a pat or two of butter.  Once the butter is melted add your crab patties.  Cook until browned on each side, 4-5 minutes on each side approximately.
crab cakes

Plate and serve with a side salad or whatever your heart desires.  We had a caesar salad with pasta and it was perfect for a summer night!

Here are a few pics of myself with my beautiful, happy-go-lucky grandson…gosh do I miss him already!!
gma and lil man
He is so chillin’ in the pool here…it was 95 degrees and he had had enough of the heat!! He’s a Texas boy ya’ know, he’s not used to the MI muggy heat!
gma and lil mangma and lil man
gma and lil man
gma and lil man
He’s so giggling here…I wish I would have gotten a better view.  He’s like grandma….”A bikini…seriously?”  ha ha ha!!!!
gpa and lil man
And I can’t forget a picture with grandpa!! 🙂  He’s like Gramps…”I ain’t too sure about you”…lol!  Grandmama, “Get your beehind back here and put that camera down!”  Have a great week y’all!  xoxo

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About Suzie

My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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34 Responses to Basic Crab Cakes

  1. Love crab cake! Great to serve with a pasta salad….perfect for dinner, Suzie.
    Your grandson is a doll! And you look too YOUNG to be a grandma.

  2. Ditto with Angie’s comment!! He’s got to be one of the cutest little guy I’ve ever seen! 🙂 I started giggling when I saw his expression with Grandpa!

  3. Kathi Nagy says:

    WTG Suzie, Great Blog !!!

  4. I have never tried crab cakes, but this looks great!
    And your grandson is adorable!!

  5. Oh lordeeee, how cute is your grandson!>? I’m in love with him! So adorable! And I agree, you DO look too young to be a grandma 🙂 xo

  6. Hot mama! You look SO good in that bikini, Suzie! and so happy. What a great lookin’ kid. He’s just cheeesin =) I think I would be too with these crab cakes though. So often, crab cakes taste of imitation crab meat but your recipe and pics look fierce and of the real deal!!

    • Suzie says:

      I’m blushing Angie 🙂 Thank you for the compliment and about lil man too! I do NOT like imitation crab at all…blech. Only the real deal here and they were tasty 🙂

  7. themondaybox says:

    Crab cakes used to be by daughters favorite food on earth. Then one day she suddenly developed an allergy to shell fish! This recipe would have made her very happy. Now I will hide it and only cook it when she is out of town!
    I have been thinking of how brave it was of Crissy to come visit without Derek (the big one). She traveled alone with a baby to in-laws she had never met? Of course you love Derek Jr. ! He is gorgeous and your grandson, and he is family. But Crissy is your daughter-in-law and she had never met you. She must be a wonderful person. How lucky for your son, your grandson, and for you!!
    I LOVE all of the pictures you shared. They shout, “LOVE!”

    • Suzie says:

      I remember you telling me that your daughter could not have seafood. How sad 😦 My mom went through something similar but, it was just a reaction to a medicine I believe. She can have it now. I feel for your daughter though. I would hide the recipe too 😉 Yep, Crissy and I had not met before this trip. They got married when he got back from being deployed and it was just a quick wedding so I did not go down there. Her and I talked all the time on the phone or texted, even more than my son at times, so we knew we would be comfortable with each other. I do agree with you though, that she was brave to do that! She is a wonderful girl and the best daughter (forget the in-law, she’s my daughter) I could possibly ask for and treats my son like a prince! Thank you for the compliments and I’m glad you liked all the pictures. Btw after Crissy left here, she went to Ohio to visit relatives for 2 weeks also. Tomorrow she will be back home in TX. My son called today and he is missing them and vice versa. I’m glad she will be back home after a month away with baby. That in itself would be hard to do!!

  8. Rhonda says:

    I just had real crab for the first time this past weekend, now I want more! These crab cakes look awesome. Your little grandson is so cute, and just looks like he is happy as can be. I love the photos of you two together.

    • Suzie says:

      Rhonda you having real crab for the first time and putting it on your blog, just amazes me! It’s funny what we assume people have. I really would have thought you had, had it before! Thanks for the compliments we had a blast together!

  9. I do like crab cakes, but really don’t make them very often. Crab meat is so expensive. I wish I lived closer to the sea to get better priced and fresher seafood. Love that cute grandson of yours, and seriously Suzie, if there ever was a grandma who could pull off a bikini, its YOU! You are beautiful!

    • Suzie says:

      Yeah Renee, it was expensive I almost pooped a dollar!! Lol!! Really though I wanted to spoil Crissy…otherwise cheap ME would not have done this! I just wanted it to be the best trip ever. I think I succeeded! And thank you for the awesome compliments…I love you to no end and *hint* pool water does wonders to your figure 😀 xoxo

  10. Jorie says:

    Oh my goodness, your grandson is SO cute! Those chubby little legs! Squeal-inducing! Sounds like you had such a good two weeks visiting with your fam. And your crab cakes look perfect. I wish I had the motivation to cook like you do, Suzie! PS you rock that bikini, girl! You look fantastic!

    • Suzie says:

      Aren’t those lil rolls so enticing Jorie!!! I just could not resist the Grandmama love to kiss and cuddle or blow raspberries on them. Oh that poor lil boy…lol!!! Jorie, you are a great cook but, your writing rocks this world!!! I absolutely love your sense of humor and your articles!! Thank you for the compliments too my sweet!!

  11. biz319 says:

    Nice tits! Oh, I meant to say “nice tats!” He’s adorable and beautiful! So glad you got along with your daughter-in-law – I love mine – she tells it like it is, super honest and best of all, she loves my step-son to death. 😀

    • Suzie says:

      Oh you meant both you silly girl!!! ha ha ha!!! I love knowing I can f*#k with you the best….bwah!!!! Biz, I hear you…I would be so sad if I did not hit it off with my DIL, but I did as you did and thank goodness for that!! I love my Crissy b/c she treats my son like a prince too. Hmm….are these boys spoiled or what? Lol!!

  12. Joanne says:

    Sometimes I definitely just stick with a classic recipe…why mess with something that’s not broken?!

  13. I really love crab cakes and have been thinking about them lately, weird I guess but have craved them. Love the recipe and must say that baby is just too adorable!!

  14. Veronica says:

    It’s been so long since I saw a blog that I decided to come by just to make sure I hadn’t missed one. Sure enough, I did! I’m so sorry it took me so long to find it! The crab cakes sound delicious, but not as delicious as little Derek! Some day he’s going to show these pictures to his friends and they are going to be like “your older sister is so hot!”

  15. Sarah says:

    what a cutie! and you look way too young to be a grandma 🙂

  16. That baby just takes my breath away Suzie, so adorable, I know you’re going through withdrawal but, then in another sense, enjoying the peace and quiet. 🙂 Love your crab cakes, looks like a wonderful dinner and a fabulous visit!

    • Suzie says:

      Thank you Chris! He is adorable and I love him to pieces. I am missing them and so are my doggies but, yes, life as usual is nice too 🙂

  17. Your grandson is adorable! Love love love crab cakes, and yours look really fine – thanks for sharing!

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