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! 


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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:

Super Easy Crab Cakes
Yields 6
Quick and easy savory dinner for you and your baby
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 can crab meat
  2. 1 small onion
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 cup breadcrumbs
  5. 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  6. 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  7. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Heat some oil or butter in a skillet on medium-low.
  3. Scoop the mixture into the hot pan.
  4. Cook about 8 minutes on one side, until golden, then flip and cook another 5 minutes or so.
  1. We ate these with couscous and green beans.
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  • AST

    If tying to make these paleo, do you sub almond flour for the bread crumbs? Thanks

    • blwideas

      Good question. I would use about half the amount of coconut flour! A little goes a long way.