Crab Cakes Come-ON!

crab-cakes-mOh my gosh. Crab cakes.

Oh goodness.

What food for the gods is this?

Crab is expensive and thus this is not something you have all the time, but do have it once in a while.

Make sure that every ingredient is the best.

Make sure that all the surrounding sides are impeccably perfect.

Feast! You are worth it.


  • 1 cup homemade mayonnaise.
  • 2 tbsp minced cornichons (baby gerkins will work fine)
  • 1 tbsp minced capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb crab meat (the best you can afford)
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 4 tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely minced onion
  • 4-6 tbsp fresh bread crumbs
  • 4 tbsp butter


  1. Make your mayonnaise. (reserve 2 tbsp) Add the cornichons and capers to it. Mix and place in the fridge to keep until ready to serve.
  2. Lightly beat the egg, and add to it the crabmeat, reserved mayo and all the rest, except the breadcrumbs and butter. Mix gently.
  3. Form into patties.
  4. Roll in the breadcrumbs, patting gently to get them to adhere.
  5. Fry in the butter on medium, browning and then turning carefully. These are fragile, so handle with care. Brown both sides well, to make a nice crust. This will take 3-5 minutes.
  6. Serve with the tartar sauce.

SERVES: 4 (assuming 2 per person)

NOTES: This recipe comes from Serious Eats. I have modified it slightly