Menu Enter a recipe name, ingredient, keyword...

Modified Smith Island Crabcakes


Lightly crisp on the outside moist and meaty in the inside . No fillers here

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (14 Votes)


  • 1 lb special crab meat
  • 1 lb claw crab meat
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbl Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbl Old Bay Seasoning
  • 3 tbl Mayonaise
  • Fresh saltine crackers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Butter and oil for frying


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Expensive


Step 1

Mix first 6 ingredients, Roll into balls, about the size of a small plum

Step 2

In a gallon size freeze bag dump one sleeve of saltines, close bag and with rolling pin crush the crackers none any larger than a pea. Put on a plate

Step 3

Heat up skillet, melt butter and add oil . heavy coating in pan.

Step 4

Roll the balls of crab meat mixture in the crackers and place in the pan. Do not place them to close because now you will mash them into a patty shape.

Step 5

Fry until golden brown About 5 min per side


You'll also love

Chef Tips and Tricks

How to trim and tie a roast

In this video, we show you the best way to trim and tie a roast, all by yourself! You don't need the butcher or supermarket to do it for you when it's so easy to do it at home. 

Review this recipe

Modified Smith Island Crabcakes Quick Crabmeat Dip