MJ's Famous Crab Cakes

7:47 AM

Brace yourselves for the best-tasting crab cakes you’ll ever eat again.  My mom’s crab cakes are better than the ones you’ll find at any fancy restaurant.  They’re simple, rich and heavenly.  Our family has been bragging about these wonders since I can remember.  Once you have one, you’ll agree.

We’re lucky to have grown up near the Chesapeake Bay, which means we are blessed by the Legendary Blue Crab.  A few years ago, they were threatened by overharvesting.  They’ve made a comeback and we can enjoy their sweet taste in the summer.  Crab cakes aren’t crab cakes unless they contain this variety.  Come visit anyone who lives near the Chesapeake Bay and they will tell you the same.  Anything else doesn’t compare.

What You Will Need:

1 lb Jumbo Lump Blue crabmeat

What You Already Have:

½ C mayonnaise (you can make your own if you have lots of time)

1 egg

1 T yellow mustard (or more if you prefer)

¼ tsp Old Bay Seasoning

1 ½ T Unsalted butter

Medium bowl



1)      Heat griddle to 375˚ or skillet over medium-high heat.

2)      Mix crabmeat with mayo, egg, mustard and seasoning.

3)      Melt butter and spread evenly.

4)      Spoon crabmeat mixture onto skillet and brown on both sides.  (About 4-5 minutes per side)

5)      Serve.

Chesapeake Steamed Crabs

Another way to enjoy these luscious Blue Crabs is by steaming them.  Spread them over some newspaper on your kitchen table for some Sunday Night crab pickin’.

What You Will Need:

1 dozen male Blue Crabs

2 T Old Bay Seasoning

X-Large Pot



1)      Fill pot with equal parts water and vinegar about 2 inches from bottom of pot.

2)      Bring to boil.

3)      Add crabs to pot and season with Old Bay. 

4)      Cover for about 30 minutes until crabs turn red.

5)      Let cool.

6)      Serve.

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  1. I love crabs. And these look absolutely yummy!

  2. Wow. Wow. Wow! Mouth watering over here!

  3. Oh man, crab and lobster are my all time favorites. I have a thought, how about you come over to my house, cook it up for me & I'll applaud you the whole time :)
    Sharon from voiceboks

  4. Will stop by to see you around dinner time, next time I'm in VA visiting my favorite niece!!

  5. I can't help but think of my honeymoon whenever I hear of blue crab since we went to Marryland and had so much fun eating them for a few days!! This recipe sounds wonderful, and fairly easy, I will definelty have to try this, maybe for husbands birthday in a few weeks!! Great to visit you as always!!

  6. I'm not the biggest crab cake fan, but I'm sure they're delicious!
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  7. Those crabs are huge. Too bad we can't find them on this side of the country.
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  8. Yummy crab cakes! Thanks for the instructions! I'm returning your visit from VB to Why We Love Green at http://whywelovegreen.blogspot.com

  9. I just get so darn hungry every time I visit you!! I have to admit, I have never had a crab cake in my life. But I do love crab and this looks delicious! Come over and make me some?

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  10. My son loves crabcakes and it's his birthday. I believe I know what I'll be fixing!! Oh, and I +1'd you.


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