If you like crab cakes, why not throw them between two pieces of bread and make a delicious crab cake sandwich?

If you follow our blog, it should be no news to you that we love crab cakes here at Cameron’s Seafood. We’ve been making them for 17 years and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon!

Today’s easy crab cake sandwich recipe was adapted from The Comfort Kitchen and we definitely give it the Cameron’s Seafood stamp of approval. Technically this recipe calls for small hamburger buns (hence, sliders) but you can use regular bread as well. Let’s face it – the focus of this crab cake sandwiches recipe is the crab cakes, not the bread!

So let’s SHOP NOW. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this crab recipe and give it a share on social media. We’re very active on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so feel free to connect with us and tag us on any or all of those channels! We love seeing our followers’ food photography.

Crab Cake Sandwiches Recipe:

Skill Level: Beginner

Cooking and Prep Time: 1.5 hours

Yields about 15 sliders or 7 crab cake sandwiches

Ingredients Required to make Crab Cake Sandwiches:

  • one pound Maryland lump crabmeat
  • half a red bell pepper, diced into small pieces
  • two cloves of minced garlic
  • lemon juice from half a lemon
  • quarter cup mayo
  • half a cup panko breadcrumbs
  • one egg
  • one teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • salt to taste
  • cayenne pepper to desired spice level
  • one teaspoon onion powder
  • one teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Depending on whether you want to make crab cake sliders or crab cake sandwiches, you’ll need about 15 slider buns or 7 sandwich bread pairs, respectively.

To make the spicy mayo from scratch, you’ll also need the following ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt to taste (about a quarter teaspoon should be good)
  • 5 tablespoons Sriracha or other hot sauce of choice
  • half cup of mayo
  • dash of freshly ground black pepper

Crab Cake Sandwiches Cooking Directions:

Start off by lining a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Combine all of the ingredients for the crab cake sandwiches into a large bowl. Use your hands to mix the ingredients, forming a consistent mixture.

If you want crab cake sliders, form the mixture into small-sized patties and place them on the baking sheet. If you want crab cake sandwiches, form medium-sized patties onto the baking sheet. Cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for about an hour.

While the patties are cooling in the fridge, start making your homemade spicy mayo. The spicy mayo is super easy to make: simply combine all of the ingredients from the second list above into a bowl and blend them together by stirring. That’s it! Cover the spicy mayo bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you cook the crab cakes.

To cook the crab cakes, place a large pan over medium-high heat with about two tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet. Delicately transfer the crab cake patties onto the pan and fry until golden-brown. It usually takes about 4 minutes or so per side to give fried crab cakes the perfect crunch. Be careful that the patties don’t fall apart while you’re flipping them!

Once all of your crab cakes have been cooked, place each patty on a slider bun or sandwich bread and enjoy them with your favorite toppings!

Wasn’t that recipe easy?!

Buy Maryland Blue Crab Cakes Online:

If you feel like skipping the dishes and saving yourself some time, Cameron’s Seafood offers the most delicious crab cakes for delivery on its online store. Your crab cakes will be shipped nationwide in the US within 48 hours of placing your order.

These crab cakes have been featured by The New York Times and they are perfect for easy crab cake sandwiches. Happy eating!

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