I keep my recipe fairly simple because I don't want to over power the flavor of the crab.
Ingredients 1 pound Blue crab meat
4 unsalted Saltine crackers crushed
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise
2 small scallions chopped
1 Tbsp red pepper chopped
1 Tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 Tsp Hot sauce
1 Tbsp Old Bay seasoning Extra virgin olive oil (for frying)
flavored bread crumbs (for coating the crab cakes) Preparation
After checking over the crab for cartilage or bits of shell I add the meat to a large mixing bowl. I sprinkle the Old Bay seasoning, scallion, red pepper and crushed cracker crumb over the crab. In a separate bowl I mix together the rest of the ingredients which I then spoon over the crab. Using a spatula I gently turn the crab to mix it trying not to break up the chunks of meat.
After letting it sit in the fridge for an hour or so I form the cakes. I usually end up with about 7 cakes. The cakes are then pressed into flavored breadcrumbs and fried in extra virgin olive oil 4 or 5 minutes per side till they are nicely browned.