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Robert Duvall's Mother's Crab Cakes

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Rating: 5/5
6 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 35621
cook method: stovetop
Robert Duvall's Mother's Crab Cakes Recipe
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1 pound crab meat, jumbo, lump or back-fin
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 small onion, grated
1/2 tablespoon dry mustard
18 Ritz crackers, crumbled


Combine all ingredients except the crackers. Add crackers crumbs in as close to sauteing as possible so that they crab cakes don't get too moist from the other ingredients. Form into patties the size of hamburger patties.

Saute in frying pan over medium-to-high heat in butter, 10 minutes per side. Make sure that it's crispy outside but moist and juicy inside.

A simple tartar sauce to accompany the crab cakes can be made by mixing mayonnaise, grated onion and lemon juice.

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348 calories, 14 grams fat, 34 grams carbohydrates, 21 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
these are the best crab cakes I have ever had. I make them just like the recipe, no changes. Perfect!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My daughter makes these and they are soooo good!!They don't look like the pictures but they are great!

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Nov 16, 2011

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I love this recipe. I have been using it for about ten years now, so long that I almost call it my own. :)
I hesitate before rating how expensive...that depends on if you buy the crab at retail or catch it in your neighborhood. I'm very lucky and live at the beach. hope you enjoy as much as I have/am. I like to serve it with a garlic aioli, or if its a special occasion, hollandaise. any way you want, they are sooo good!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I just made these crab cakes and they are fabulous!! Crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside! We love Bookbinder's crab cakes and these are just as good!! Very easy to make as well!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I made this recipe once and now it is a request for my daughter's birthday. She thinks these are the best crab cakes.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I live on the Georgia coast & have tried many crabcakes. These are some of the best!

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