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Craving Fresh Seafood? Try Out This Recipe for Maryland Crab Cakes!

Who doesn’t love a good crab cake, especially of the Maryland-style variety? Made from crab meat, panko, mayo, mustard, chopped parsley, and an assortment of seasonings, these cakes are moist, delicate, and a perfect addition to any meal. Crab cakes are particularly popular along the coast of the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic states, where the crabbing industry thrives, but with the right recipe in hand, you can make delicious crab cakes anywhere even in your fully equipped kitchen at Oxford at the Ranch Apartments in Waller, TX. Check out this particular recipe below, which also includes a quick tartar sauce – the perfect accompaniment for your juicy, pan sautéed Maryland crab cake!


For the Crab Cakes

• 2 large eggs
• 2-1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann's or Duke's
• 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 cup finely diced celery, from one stalk
• 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
• 1 pound lump crab meat
• 1/2 cup panko
• Canola oil, for cooking

For the Quick Tartar Sauce

• 1 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann's or Duke's
• 1-1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 1 tablespoon minced red onion
• 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


For the Crab Cakes

2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
3. Combine the eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, Old Bay, salt, celery, and parsley in a large bowl and mix well.
4. Add the crab meat to the wet mixture, next. be sure to check the meat for any hard and sharp cartilage. Next, dump in the panko, and using a rubber spatula, gently fold the mixture together until just combined, being careful not to shred the crab meat. Shape into 6 cakes (each about ½ cup) and place on the prepared baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, which helps them set.
5. Preheat a large nonstick pan to medium heat and coat with canola oil. When the oil is hot, place the crab cakes in the pan and cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Be careful as oil may splatter. Serve immediately with tartar sauce or a squeeze of lemon.

For the Quick Tartar Sauce

1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

On the hunt for a new favorite recipe to add to your list of staples? The team at Oxford at the Ranch Apartments in Waller, Texas encourages you to try your hand at this delicious option.

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