Homemade Maryland Lump Crab Cakes with Spicy Tarter Sauce are an easy, quick and tasty dinner, lunch or appetizers. Ready in 15 min with canned crab meat.
Maryland Lump Crab Cakes with Spicy Tarter Sauce
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

You are 15 min away from moist, delicious restaurant quality crab cakes! Homemade Maryland Lump Crab Cakes with Spicy Tarter Sauce are an easy, quick and tasty dinner, lunch or appetizers! Low carb and gluten free option.

Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Maryland Lump Crab Cakes
Servings: 8 Servings
Joanne Schweitzer: Joanne
Ingredients
  • 1 lb canned lump crab meat remove loose shells
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Djon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs or Panko
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, canola or corn oil
Spicy Tarter Sauce
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce or hot sauce
  • 1 tsp relish
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add and stir together all ingredients except for crab and bread crumbs. 

  2. Fold in the crab and bread crumbs until combined.

  3. Quarter (score) the mixture with your hand. Each quarter will make 2 crab cakes. This will help make even size crab cakes. Form them into patties. If you have the time, refrigerate crab cakes for 15 minutes before pan frying to help them stay together. 

  4. Heat oil in a frying pan big enough to hold all of the crab cakes at once or fry them in two batches. Add crab cakes and cook 4-5 minutes on each side. You may need to add a little more oil, if necessary while pan frying.

Spicy Tarter Sauce
  1. In a small bowl, add ingredients and stir together. Refrigerate leftover.

Recipe Notes

Storage:

Store leftover crab cakes covered, in the refrigerator for two days. They may be frozen in a plastic container with lid for up to 3 months.

How to Make Maryland Crab Cakes in an Air Fryer

Use the same ingredients and instructions as above except for Instruction #4.

Basket Air Fryer

  1. Put the crab cakes in your basket air fryer in one layer, if you have a basket air fryer. You'll need to cook them in batches.
  2. Spray the top and bottom of each crab cake with oil spray.
  3. Set to cook them for 10-15 minutes on 375F. Check to see if they're cooked inside before eating. It may take a few more minutes as air fryer temperatures vary and also upon the size of your crab cakes. Bigger crab cakes will take longer.

Power Oven Air Fryer

  1. If you have a Power Oven Air Fryer which has racks, place 4 crab cakes on each of two racks.
  2. Spray the top and bottom of each crab cake with oil spray.
  3. Set timer to cook them for 20 min on 375F. Check to see if they're cooked and leave them in three minutes longer if not. Bigger crab cakes will take longer.