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Cornbread Crab Cakes By Lawrence Page

These crispy crab cakes are a delicious twist on a classic dish. The addition of cornbread gives them a crunchy texture and a slightly sweet flavor, while the crab meat adds a savory note. They're perfect for a summer seafood feast!

Tasty Team
97% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Cornbread Crab Cakes By Lawrence Page

Under 30 minutes


for 6 servings

  • 2 cups prepared cornbread (230 g), crumbled
  • ⅔ cup red pepper (65 g), finely diced
  • ½ cup green onion (75 g), sliced
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise (80 g)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (10 g), chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb fresh lump crab meat (455 g)
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 453
  • Fat 24g
  • Carbs 30g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Protein 26g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Over a large bowl, crumble the cornbread into fine crumbs until you have about 2 cups (200 g) worth.
  2. Add the red pepper, green onion, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, cilantro, garlic, beaten eggs, Old Bay seasoning, olive oil, salt, pepper, and crab meat to the bowl.
  3. Break up the crab meat into fine pieces until it is all uniform in size.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together with your hands or a wooden spoon until evenly combined.
  5. Form the mixture into small patties, about 2.5 inches (6 cm) in diameter and ¾-inch (2 cm) thick and set aside.
  6. Add enough vegetable oil to a large skillet to come about ¼-inch (6 mm) up the sides. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350˚F (180˚C).
  7. Fry the crab cakes in batches, about 3-4 at a time. Cook on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate to drain.
  9. Serve with your choice of dipping sauce, or they’re great just on their own!
  10. Enjoy!
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Cornbread Crab Cakes By Lawrence Page