Mini Crab Cakes

Mini Crab Cakes

Mini Crab Cakes


8 Mini Crab Cakes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoons fresh chopped tarragon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablesppon finely chopped celery
  • 1 pound (scant 2 cups, or about ¼ loaf) crustless white bread, cubed (can
  • About 1 pound (16-18 ounces) jumbo lump crab meat, drained of any liquid
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • For Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • Optional garnishes: parsley and lemon wedges


  1. Heat the oven to 425 F.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, ¾ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, tarragon, onion and celery to make a dressing.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, toss the bread with half of the dressing, mixing until the dressing is absorbed by the bread and the cubes are slightly broken up. Add additional dressing if the cubes are too dry.

  4. Gently mix in the crab, being careful not to break up the lump pieces. The mixture should hold its shape when formed into a ball with your hand. If it is too dry, add additional dressing until the mixture comes together. You might not use all the dressing.

  5. Divide the mixture and form into 16 mini crab cakes (or 8 full-size crab cakes). Place the cakes on a greased cookie sheet or sheet pan.

  6. In a small bowl, stir the butter together with the remaining one-half teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning. Top each cake with a small dollop of the seasoned butter.

  7. To make the dipping sauce: stir together the mayonnaise, mustard powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard and heavy cream.

  8. Serve the crab cakes with sauce, parsley and lemon wedges.

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.