Traditional Domestic Crab Cakes- (Made with Pride in Maryland)

Not just any crab cake, a traditional Maryland Crab Cake!

Maryland Blue Crab Express packs 1 oz. to 8 oz. 100% USA lump crab cakes.  Our chefs follow the traditional Chesapeake Bay recipe with no filler but with impressive mounds of freshly picked lump crab meat.

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Maryland Crab Cakes avoid all the new trends like vegetables mixed into the cake.  A traditional cake packs almost 75% lump meat and seasonings to keep the cakes salty-sweet with a golden-brown crust! Tender and fresh lump crab meat naturally bakes or pan-sears to a golden-brown masterpiece.  Brush with butter, sprinkle with Old Bay.  No need to give this recipe away!  We keep true to the traditional Maryland recipe.  Why mess with perfection?  Lump crab meat, homemade mayonnaise, spices, eggs, and crushed crackers complete the recipe. Serve as a robust appetizer or an exquisite entrée.  No secrets here. We use locally picked USA jumbo crabs from the Chesapeake and hand-pack the cakes in Crisfield, MD. We celebrate your cooking skills and gift you a chef hat filled with savings! 

Cooking tips from our chef.

Our chefs pack loads of lump meat into the traditional cake.  What does this mean?  You need to solidify the cake first in the oven and then remove it to a pan for a quick searing.  (Many customers claim their cakes fell apart in the pan.)  When the cake is more than 75% crabmeat, that will happen.  Follow these steps for the perfect cake!  (Reach a golden-brown crispy exterior with a moist salty-sweet interior.)

Step #1~ Thaw the cakes in the fridge overnight. Place on a greased baking sheet and cut a small slab of unsalted butter and place on top of each cake.  Sprinkle the cakes with Old Bay. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Step #2~ Remove the cakes from the oven and place in a skillet at medium-high heat to achieve that golden-brown. No need to add more oil since the melted butter in the cakes should add the perfect “oiling.” Sizzle at medium heat for 1 minute. Flip and allow to sizzle for another 1 minute.

Step #3~ Promptly remove the cakes to a paper towel so that excess oils soak out. Serve to your liking: on a Kaiser roll, positioned on a salad or boldly nestled next to curly fries. Bon Appetit!

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