Crab cakes are a popular seafood dish that offer many potential benefits. Here are a few:

  1. High in protein: Crab meat is an excellent source of lean protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscles, tissues, and organs.
  2. Low in fat: Crab meat is relatively low in calories and fat compared to other meats, making it a great option for those watching their waistline.
  3. High in minerals: Crab meat contains important minerals such as selenium, zinc, and copper, which play a vital role in maintaining good health.
  4. Source of omega-3 fatty acids: Crab meat is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing inflammation and improving heart health.
  5. Versatile: Crab cakes can be served in a variety of ways, from appetizers to main courses, making them a versatile addition to any meal.

Of course, the specific nutritional benefits of crab cakes will depend on how they are prepared. For example, deep-fried crab cakes may be higher in fat and calories than baked or grilled ones. So, it’s important to choose preparation methods that maximize the health benefits of this delicious seafood dish.

Best Ever Crab Cakes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 216 kcal


  • Mixing bowl You'll need a large mixing bowl to combine all the ingredients for your crab cakes.
  • Measuring cups and spoons To accurately measure your ingredients, you'll need measuring cups and spoons.
  • Wooden spoon or spatula A wooden spoon or spatula is helpful for mixing all the ingredients together.
  • Frying pan You'll need a non-stick frying pan to cook your crab cakes in.
  • Chef's knife A sharp chef's knife will come in handy for chopping and dicing ingredients like onions, peppers, and herbs.
  • Cutting board You'll need a cutting board to chop your ingredients on.
  • Refrigerator You'll need to refrigerate the crab cake mixture for at least an hour before cooking to help them hold their shape.


  • 1  egg
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp  minced green onions
  • teaspoons   lemon juice
  • 1  teaspoon dried tarragon
  • ⅛  teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8  ounces  crabmeat
  • ½  cup  crushed buttery round crackers
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Step 1
    Whisk egg, mayonnaise, green onions, lemon juice, tarragon, and pepper chips together in a medium bowl. Tenderly mix in crabmeat, being mindful so as not to separate meat. Continuously blend in wafer pieces, it is accomplished to add until wanted consistency. Structure crab blend into 4 patties.
  • Step 2
    Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Step 3
    Cook patties in the skillet until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes on each side.