Best Crab Cakes

From America's Test Kitchen Season 13: Rethinking Seafood Classics

Why this recipe works:

Our crab cakes are not bound with flavor-muting bread crumbs, gloppy mayo, and eggs. Instead, a delicate shrimp mousse holds everything in place and enhances crabmeat’s natural sweetness. Add some classic components like Old Bay and lemon juice, and they can’t be beat.

Our crab cakes are not bound with flavor-muting bread crumbs, gloppy mayo, and eggs.  Instead, a delicate shrimp mousse holds everything in place and enhances crabmeat’s natural sweetness. Add some classic components like Old Bay and lemon juice, and they can’t be beat.

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Serves 4

Fresh crabmeat will make these crab cakes taste even better. With packaged crab, if the meat smells clean and fresh when you first open the package, skip steps 1 and 4 and simply blot away any excess liquid. 

Ingredients

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