Mini Crab Cakes

I love crab cakes, and they are surprisingly easy to make at home, especially since you can use your Smart Cookie to shape the cakes. 

I used canned lump crab meat but if you are fortunate enough to live near the coast you can use fresh crab meat instead.  This recipe makes enough mix to fill one and a half Smart Cookie trays so you can cook some right away and store the rest in the freezer for another time.  

For dinner tonight I made 4 crab cakes and some buttered string beans, I also had some seafood sauce to dip the cakes in - it was quite a tasty and light meal after a long month of heavy meals and treats.  

Mini Crab Cakes Recipe

Yield: 18 cakes

Prep time: 15 minutes


1 egg yolk

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp grainy Dijon mustard

1 tsp Old Bay seasoning

1 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp Worcestershire sauce

¼ tsp salt


240g lump crab meat

½ cup breadcrumbs

1 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley


For frying:

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter



  1. Drain the crab meat and pick through it for shells if necessary. Place in medium sized bowl and set aside. 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the first 7 ingredients. Pour over the crab meat and mix with a spoon.
  3. Once well mixed, add the breadcrumbs and parsley and mix again until all the breadcrumbs are incorporated.
  4. Spoon mixture into the bottom tray of the Smart Cookie (there will be enough mix to fill 1 and a half trays).
  5. If using the same day, chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking (chilling will help bind the ingredients together so they are less likely to fall apart while frying). If you are saving for another day, store in the freezer. 
  6. When ready to cook, heat the butter and oil over medium heat in a medium sized, non-stick frying pan. Using a fork to remove each cake from the Smart Cookie tray, place in pan and cook until golden brown (approximately 3 minutes per side). 
  7. Serve with a wedge of lemon and sauce of your choice (try seafood or tartar sauce).


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