Mini Crab Cakes With Garlic-Chive Sauce

Cook these mini crab cakes over medium-low heat to ensure a deep golden crust without overcooking the delicate crab.  Pair with our homemade garlic-chive sauce. 

Mini Crab Cakes
Photo: Jennifer Davick
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
Makes 16 cakes (serving size: 1 cake and 1 tbsp. sauce)


  • 1 (8-oz.) package fresh lump crabmeat, drained

  • 3 whole grain white bread slices

  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • Vegetable cooking spray

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic-Chive Sauce

  • Garnish: lemon slices


  1. Pick crabmeat, removing any bits of shell. Pulse bread slices in a blender or food processor 5 times or until finely crumbled. (Yield should be about 1 1/2 cups.)

  2. Stir together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Gently stir in breadcrumbs and crabmeat. Shape mixture into 16 (2-inch) cakes (about 2 Tbsp. each).

  3. Cook cakes, in batches, on a hot, large griddle or nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-low heat 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Season with salt to taste. (Keep cakes warm in a 200° oven for up to 30 minutes.) Serve with Garlic-Chive Sauce. Garnish, if desired.

  4. Note: For testing purposes, we used Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Whole Grain White Bread.

  5. Note: Nutritional analysis does not include salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

67 Calories
4g Fat
4g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 4g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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