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Garlicky Crab Cakes

Garlicky Crab Cakes

I’ve been finding it really hard to find time to blog lately…between a long vacation, birthdays, school and now a new member of our family, my time has been well accounted for and unfortunately blogging has not made the list. It’s all good though…it’s been a fun and full couple of weeks.

And speaking of a new member of our family…I would like to introduce you to


He is the sweetest little guy. I adopted him from my sister Lina, who has been his foster mom for about a month now. He needed a home and once we met him it just felt right. He’s a Black Lab/Hound mix and is 14 weeks old…and he fits right into to this already crazy household!

Ok…on to the eats. I made this last weekend for lunch and it was such a treat! We don’t eat crab cakes too often, for the obvious reason that crab meat isn’t cheap, but when we do we relish every bite. My husband goes nuts over crab cakes.

Garlicky Crab Cakes

When I make crab cakes I normally follow the Old Bay recipe found on the side of the can…but this time I got a little creative. I added lots of pressed garlic and used Dijon instead of regular mustard. They turned out great and I am happy to say I would make them this way again! I served them over a delicious salad full of good stuff…fresh spinach, romaine, red pepper, red onion all tossed in a homemade dijon vinaigrette.

Garlicky Crab Cakes

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Garlicky Crab Cakes


  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 2 TB mayo
  • 2 tsp Old Bay
  • 2 tsp fresh chives, snipped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cloves pressed garlic (or finely minced)
  • 1 lb lump crab meat


  1. In a large bowl, combine panko, mayo, Old Bay, chives, dijon, egg, garlic and crab meat. Mix gently and form into patties. Broil or fry until golden brown on each side.
  2. Serve with a squeeze of lemon or additional mustard.

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Garlicky Crab Cakes


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28 comments on “Garlicky Crab Cakes”

  1. Now these crabs cakes look delish – I love the garlic and dijon you've added!
    Dexter is lovely too!

  2. Aggie,
    You KNOW how much I love crab cakes. Your version sounds great and they look wonderful. I'll be giving these a try. Also, welcome Dexter!

  3. Oh my those look good! I love a good crab cake! key word is good:) Yours look fantastic! Dexter is SO cute and so are your kids!

  4. Welcome Dexter!!!I am always looking for the best crab cake recipes.

  5. awwwwww Dexter is SOOOOO cute! Congrats on the new addition ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope he is adjusting well to his new surroundings ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE crab cakes. They are such a great treat- expensive, but worth the money. This recipe looks awesome

  6. These look great!! Dexter is a cutie ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the name

  7. Aggie you kill me girl.
    I am starved thanks to you.
    Love Dexter.

  8. Dexter is adorable! I love puppies!
    I am so glad that you have had such a fun summer, Aggie. Your kids are so cute and I am sure they have enjoyed all the fun stuff and time that you have been spending with them.
    I have been wanting to try crab cakes for awhile, but haven't gotten around to it. These look fabulous, especially over that salad!

  9. Dexter is too cute.

    I am loving these crab cakes – I just bought some lump crab and I may just have to make these.

  10. Crab cakes are a favorite of ours, too! I love that you added dijon mustard, so much more flavor that plain mustard. Gorgeous photos, too!

  11. So jealous. I can never get my crab cakes to come out how I want them. *Whine* I need to keep trying.

    And that is my favorite shot of him. HEE. ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. your crab cakes look delightful! so glad I found your blog! by the way, your kids are adorable!
    -Mini Baker

  13. Well, I am glad you found time to give us the recipe of these crab cakes!

  14. Oh Aggie, Another home run! This looks so good, and you know what I really like about them? They don't have lots of "filler" ingredients like corn or beans or peppers. Love the pics of your kids, and I bet they were thrilled getting the new puppy. He's so darling, and he's got some mighty big paws; he'll be a big fella when he's done growing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Hey Aggie how are you? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your crab cakes look so very delicious and Dexter is such a cutie.

  16. Wow-your crab cakes look mouth watering!! I'm an avid fan of Old Bay seasoning in alot of my seafood dishes, but will love trying your version of crab cakes.

    Your new family member is simply adorable!! Welcome Dexter-what a lucky puppy.

  17. Awww, what a cute doggie!

    Your crab cakes look perfect – yum!

  18. The crab cakes look amazing, of course. But Dexter… oh my gosh… adorable!!

  19. I think I'm in love with your crab cakes. I find most recipes for them a bit bland. I'm sure Dexter loves his new home. He really is cute and has that awkward puppie look about him.

  20. Dexter is such a cutie!! Looks like you've been enjoying the summer.

    Lovely crab cakes!

  21. Puppy! Heh, I love lab mixes. Those crab cakes look great, I would definitely try them.

  22. oh yummy, i love crab cakes, this sounds wonderful. what fun pictures, a cute puppy!

  23. Cute pictures of the trip. So glad you had a great time. Those crab cakes look delicious.

  24. I would love to dig right into these myself!

  25. Aw! Congratulations on the sweet new addition to your family! And these crab cakes look marvelous.

  26. I starred this in me Google Reader solely to remember to come back and tell you that those pictures are mouthwatering- the picture of the crab cakes- not your children ๐Ÿ™‚

    Excellent composure, colors and lighting. Pictures definitely worth the phrase "mouth-watering".

  27. Crab cakes. ๐Ÿ™‚ They bring automatic smiles to faces and grumbles to bellies.

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