Southern Style Crab Cakes are served with a homemade Spicy Tartar Sauce that is chock full of flavor and filled with complete and utter deliciousness! You can serve them as an appetizer or as a light meal.
These Southern Style Crab Cakes are filled with such a great combination of flavors such as lemon, Old Bay seasoning, cajun spice, and parsley to name a few. You can serve these alone or as an appetizer that would go along great with this SLOW COOKER WHITE CHICKEN CHILI followed by these Mini Apple Crumble Cheesecakes to end this delicious meal.
The Spicy Tartar Sauce is a such a great dipping sauce to go along with the Crab Cakes. So easy to make with just a few ingredients but packs a nice little spicy punch!
Southern Style Crab Cakes with Spicy Tartar Sauce is one of the appetizers I like to serve when we have family and friends over, or sometimes on holidays. They go well with many items and my family is always asking me to make them. Crab cakes are just so good in general. You get that chunks of that delicious crab meat with a blend of herbs, breadcrumbs, and delish seasoning. In this easy crab cake recipe, I like to add just a few simple ingredients to hold them together and coat them in panko breadcrumbs.
Crabcakes make a wonderful appetizer or main dish meal. You can even serve them as a sandwich on a toasted bun or bread of your choice. I love eating them in restaurants, but there is just something about making homemade Southern Style Crab Cakes with Spicy Tartar Sauce and enjoying them in a relaxed atmosphere at home.
How to Make Southern Style Crab Cakes with Spicy Tartar Sauce
Making the Southern Style Crab Cakes with Spicy Tartar Sauce is easy. Just grab up your ingredients and a large bowl and get to work mixing everything together!
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Southern Style Crab Cakes with Spicy Tartar Sauce Ingredients
These delicious and savory crab cakes with spicy tartar sauce have a few pantry items and a couple of ingredients you can pick up in your local store. Here are the ingredients:
- lump crab meat
- lemon juice
- dijon mustard
- Worcestershire Sauce
- garlic powder
- Old Bay seasoning
- Cajun spice
- fresh parsley
- olive oil
For the Spicy Tartar sauce
- hot sauce
- Cajun spice
Crab Cakes Directions
Start by folding all the ingredients for the Southern Style Crab Cakes in a medium bowl. After mixing-up, the crab cakes, form them into balls and then press to make patties. When done take the time to allow them to chill in the refrigerator, this lets them set better before you fry them up.
What To Serve with Southern Style Crab Cakes
Southern Style Crab Cakes with Spicy Tartar Sauce
- 2 1 lb canned lump crab meat
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 4 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
- 2 tsp. Cajun spice
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- 1 cup Panko
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Spicy Tartar Sauce
- 4 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tsp hot sauce
- 1 tsp. Cajun spice
- In a medium bowl, add and stir together eggs, mayo, dijon mustard, Worcestershire, lemon juice, garlic powder, old bay seasoning, and cajun spice.
- Now add the crab, parsley, and panko crumbs.
- Fold to combine
- Do NOT stir.
- Use a regular sized ice cream scoop, scoop out your crab mixture and roll into a ball.
- Now form them into patties by pressing lightly down on the crab ball.
- Refrigerate crab cakes for 20 minutes on a parchment covered baking pan and place another parchment paper on top of the crab cakes.
- Heat oil in a frying pan big enough to hold half of the crab cakes.
- Add crab cakes and cook 4-5 minutes on each side.
- You may need to add a little more oil, if necessary while pan frying.
- In a small bowl add all ingredients for the dipping sauce and stir to combine.
- Serve immediately.
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