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Baked Crab Cakes

baked crab balls with cilantro lime dipping sauce

Easiest-ever to make, mock crab cakes, baked rather than fried, can be an appetizer or part of a main dish.  Can easily be doubled. 

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  • 6Servings


Crab Cakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • 6 sticks of fake crab, chopped finely

Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce:

  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (fresh!)
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder


Crab Cakes:

1. Mix ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Shape into balls. 

2. Bake at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes. 

3. Serve on a platter with dipping sauce.

TIP: For extra crunch, use panko bread crumbs and fry instead of baking.

Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce:

1. Combine all ingredients.

2. Serve on top of each crab cake or on the side for dipping.