This recipe is perfect for a summer dinner party. It’s also perfect if you’d prefer to hoard. Easy No-Filler Crab Cakes — blink and these healthy, gluten free treats will be all gone!
[May 2019 update: New pictures! But if you landed here via an old Pin or other picture, here’s proof that you’re in the right place. Following post originally published on September 13, 2016.]
These are the best crab cakes. Mmmkay? Mmmkay!
But first, let me do a little shameless plug because, even though The Every Kitchen has not been bumpin’ the past several months, I’ve had a little traffic thanks to some great people finding my recipes. Since we’re now in the baby stages of pumpkin season, let me direct you to my recipe for 5-Minute Smokey Pumpkin Hummus. It’s been #trending. #onTrend with a capital T.
And back to crab cakes. Did you miss that? Did you miss my great ability to get side-tracked?
I mentioned yesterday that my parents — now that they live on the coast — have become these fishing, crabbing, shrimping, water people. And they’re good at it. I’m serious. You should see some of the pictures my parents text me. The braggarts.
At least for one weekend out of the year, I’m a benefactor. And now I’m gonna share the wealth. While your mother may not be catching and cracking open fresh blue crabs from her backyard dock, you can have this recipe come to life with the help of a good grocery store.
What makes Easy No-Filler Crab Cakes so good, you ask?
- Total time: 13 minutes. Whaaaaat?! (Shhh… don’t tell your guests, but yes, it’s THAT easy.)
- No filler, so you taste #allthecrab. Which is tender and flaky, and juicy, and lumpy all at the same time. (When referring to crab meat, lumpy is good.) AND, no filler = no gluten.
- Easy No-Filler Crab Cakes are protein-packed powerhouses. Low carb too, if that’s your thing.
- You get to use your hands. Who doesn’t like to get messy in the kitchen?
Now no excuses. Time to find your nearest dock or grocery store and then get your hands messy!
Easy No-Filler Crab Cakes
This recipe is perfect for a summer dinner party. It's also perfect if you'd prefer to hoard. Easy No-Filler Crab Cakes -- blink and these healthy, gluten free treats will be all gone!
- 1/3 cup Hellman's Light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Old Bay
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 pound lump crabmeat
Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with silpat or lightly coat with nonstick spray.
In a medium size bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, Old Bay, parsley, and water. Gently fold in the crabmeat, careful not to break it up.
With your hands, form crab mixture into 6 3.3-ounce patties and arrange on baking sheet. Broil for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
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