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Southern Style Crab Cakes with Spicy Tartar Sauce

Southern Style Crab Cakes with Spicy Tartar Sauce

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.

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Appetizer, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 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.
Keyword crabcake, seafood