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Crispy Maryland Crab Cakes

Broiling these patties for the last 2 minutes of cooking gives them a crispy, golden brown finish sans frying.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

15 min.

Total Time:

30 min.


  • ¾ cup canned white beans, rinsed, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbs. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 1½ lbs. fresh lump crabmeat
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1¼ cups all -purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Coat rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. In food processor, puree first beans, eggs, seasoning, parsley and mustard; transfer to bowl. Stir in crab, lemon zest, lemon juice and ½ cup flour. Season with salt and pepper. Shape mixture into 3’’ patties.
  2. Coat cakes with remaining flour; place on baking sheet. Coat with cooking spray. Bake 10 min., flip and coat with cooking spray again. Cook until set in centers, about 10 min. Broil until golden, 2 min.

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