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Delectable Cream Cheese Crab Cake Recipe

Cream Cheese Crab Cakes

Delectable Cream Cheese Crab Cakes are easy to make and a huge crowd-pleaser. I like to make this recipe on the weekend; have a few friends over and open a bottle of wine. I mean who doesn’t love crabcakes? well after a humiliating Friday night years ago, I can tell you…

…I once invited our sweet neighbors over for Paella, a dish chocked full of white fish, shrimp, lobster, vegetables, and rice. Generally, when you serve Paella, that is it, after all, it’s the ultimate one-pot-wonder. I worked and toiled in the kitchen for several hours, wine chilled, music on, it was go-time! The doorbell rang our guests came in and dinner was served.

Guess who didn’t remember to ask if there were any food allergies before deciding on the menu? I made a rookie mistake and I can’t tell you how embarrassed I was to learn that they couldn’t eat seafood. I simply could not recover the evening. Can anyone say 911-PIZZA?

So when I say these crab cakes are a crowd-pleaser, I mean it, but learn from my mistake and ask your guests if they can eat seafood before you serve them!!

Vegetables for Delectable Cream Cheese Crab Cake Recipe

Cream Cheese Crab Cakes really are so easy to make, start by sauteeing vegetables in butter.

Ingredients for crab cakes

Mix the tender vegetables with cream cheese, seasonings, and a small amount of Panko bread crumbs.

Crab Cake Ingredeints

Gently fold in the lump crab meat.

Sautee the crab cakes in butter

Form the crab medallions, dredge in more panko and then brown in butter. Serve crab cakes with your favorite sauce or like below, on slider buns with mayo, lettuce, and tomatoes!

Crab cakes on a board for serving

Cream Cheese Crab Cakes

1 pound lump crab meat, picked over

4 tablespoons cream cheese

1 egg

½ cup panko bread crumbs plus more for dredging

1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning

2 tablespoons finely chopped, of each; celery, onion, and red bell pepper

3 tablespoons butter, divided

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a small skillet, add the celery, onions, and red pepper and sauté until tender, 5-8 minutes.  Add the vegetables to a medium bowl and the cream cheese, egg, panko, and seasonings, and mix very well.  Add crab to the bowl and toss gently, just until combined.  Form 12 crabcakes in 3-inch medallions and dredge them in panko bread crumbs. Melt the remaining butter in a medium chef’s pan set over low-medium heat, and add crabcakes, taking care not to crowd the pan.  Cook crabcakes for 3-4 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.  Serve as an appetizer, on top of salad greens, or as a slider. 

Let me know how you like em!


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2 Replies to “Delectable Cream Cheese Crab Cake Recipe”

  1. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing.


  2. You bet!! Let me know how you like them!!


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Meet Lorie Fangio

Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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