Crab Cakes or Fritters

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 22 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 cakes, 16 fritters
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1 cup lump or backfin crabmeat

1 cup special crabmeat (small pieces white crabmeat)

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs

Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. If using a deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl combine the crabmeat, mayonnaise, and pepper. Form into either 1-ounce balls for fritters or into 3-ounce cakes. Roll in the panko to evenly coat. Deep-fry the fritters in until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes or pan-fry the cakes in 1 to 2 inches of 375 degree F vegetable oil until golden brown and flip to brown on the other side about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain both on a tray lined with paper towels. Serve immediately.