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Crab Cakes

These classic crab cakes that can either be baked or deep-fried.

Cooking/Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Serves 4

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  • 1 lb. Louisiana crabmeat
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Old Bay seafood seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs


1.) Pick through crabmeat, removing pieces of shells. Set aside. Over medium heat, melt butter in a medium saucepan. Sauté garlic in butter until golden brown. Add green onions and cook until soft.

2.) Add parsley and cook 1 minute, then add the crabmeat to pan.

3.) Add Old Bay, salt, pepper, basil, and heavy cream; mix thoroughly. Add breadcrumbs and mix well; the mixture should be dry enough to form into cakes. If necessary, add more breadcrumbs until the mixture holds together. Allow mixture to cool. Form cakes in hand, making a 3-inch circle. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

4.) Cook in a 350ºF oven for 10 minutes. You may also deep-fry them by heating a fryer to 360ºF. If you prefer to deep-fry them, dip the crabcake in mixture of milk and beaten egg, then cover with breadcrumbs. Cook them for 3 minutes or until golden brown.