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Grilled Crab Cakes

Grilled Crab Cakes
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While crab cakes may look impressive when served, they’re surprisingly easy to make! Start with good quality jumbo lump crab meat – the kind you find in a can at any supermarket is just perfect – and combine with a few pantry items to create these delicious cakes. Then fire up that grill and cook on a cast iron pan or grill griddle for just 10 minutes. They’re beautiful served with a simple green salad or even on a roll with lettuce and tomato for lunch, or pair with your favorite sides for dinner. 

    1 hrs 10 min
    10 min
    1 hrs 20 min


  • 1 lb. jumbo lump crab meat
  • ½ cup panko or crumbled crackers
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  1. Combine egg, mayonnaise, parsley, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay, lemon juice and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the crab meat and panko or crackers, mixing very gently so as not to break up the larger lumps of crab meat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, then form into 6 patties.
  4. Heat the grill to medium-high heat, allowing a cast iron skillet to preheat about 5 minutes on the grill. Add a thin coat of vegetable oil and cook the patties about 10 minutes, flipping once.
  5. Remove and serve immediately.

Looking for a side dish that goes swimmingly with crab cakes? Check out our Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus recipe for the how-to.