The east coast loves their crab cakes. These delicious crab cakes are all about the sweet buttery flavor of the crab meat. They are seasoned with Dijon mustard, Worcestershire and a little Tabasco. The egg and crushed saltines lightly bind it all together.

Serve with the Remoulade Sauce or try the Lemon Caper Dill Sauce or the Spicy Mango Sauce.
Try these other crab cake recipes:  San Francisco Crab Cakes and New Orleans Crab Cakes.

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Baltimore Crab Cake

Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Servings 8 crab cakes


Baltimore Crab Cakes

  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • 20 Saltine Crackers crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2 teaspoon Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh parsley minced

Cooking Directions

  • 2 tablespoons Canola oil

Remoulade Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Scallions finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons capers chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Paprika


Baltimore Crab CakesDrain crab in a small colander. Check for pieces of shell.

  • In a mini food processor, pulse saltines until they look like the size of panko crumbs. You can also place crackers in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crumble them. Set to the side.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, egg, mustard, Worcestershire, cream, Tabasco and garlic powder. Whisk to incorporate all the ingredients.
  • In a medium size bowl, add the drained crab and the cracker crumbs. Mix gently. You don’t want your crab to turn to shreds. Add the mayonnaise mixer and the fresh parsley, very gently mix.
  • Form eight balls out of the crab mixture. Gently flatten to about a 1 inch thickness. Gently press in loose crab along the sides of your cake.

Cooking Directions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Do not let oil smoke. Add crab cakes and cook 1 ½ minutes to 3 minutes per side. The temperature of your pan will determine how long you cook. I like to check after a minute to determine if I need to increase or decrease the temperature.

Remoulade Sauce

  • Mix all the ingredients. Refrigerate.