Super Easy Crab Cakes
I whipped these up really quickly, and since they turned out delicious, I figured I’d share what I did! I mean, let’s be honest… it’s tough to mess up crab.
First, here’s what you’ll need: a can of crab meat, about a cup of breadcrumbs, 1 egg, 1 small onion (or half of a larger one), Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and parsley. You’ll need some oil or butter for cooking.
I know you are probably really confused by the picture below. “What’s the powder stuff on the little plate?” That’s garlic powder. I put the powder on the plate and put the bottle in the picture… Inconsistent. I know!
Dump the egg, breadcrumbs, and drained crab meat into a bowl. Chop the onion (I used a food processor because I wanted the pieces to be really small!) and add that to the bowl. Next pour a little of the Worcestershire (about 2 teaspoons), some dried parsley (about 1 teaspoon), and some garlic powder (about 1/2 teaspoon). I didn’t measure anything, and it turned out just fine!
I used my hands to mash it all together.
Heat some oil on medium-low heat. I had to adjust the heat halfway through because it was getting too brown too quickly, and medium-low is where I ended up.
So shiny… 🙂 I love my cast iron skillet.
Anyway, use a spoon to scoop the mixture into the hot pan. This recipe made 6 little cakes. They will cooked a good 8 minutes on that one side, and then you’ll flip them for another 5 minutes or so.
I served these with some roasted green beans and couscous. I would have made couscous bars, but I didn’t think about it in time! Boo.
Here is your printable recipe:
- 1 can crab meat
- 1 small onion
- 1 egg
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Heat some oil or butter in a skillet on medium-low.
- Scoop the mixture into the hot pan.
- Cook about 8 minutes on one side, until golden, then flip and cook another 5 minutes or so.
- We ate these with couscous and green beans.