Crab Cakes

Here is a recipe for crab cakes that is lacking any instruction. To clarify, the crab meat should be cooked. You might want to use an Italian style salad dressing because of the spices usually in that type of dressing.  No other recipe I have looked at called for baking powder, so I am not sure where she was going with that. I will add some basic instructions in italics below the ingredients. You can either fry crab cakes in hot oil or you can broil them, depending on your preference.

UPDATE: Thanks to the great reader input, we now know that the baking powder will make these crab cakes light and fluffy, and that the salad dressing listed is most likely something like Miracle Whip. I forget that spreads like that are also called dressing. Thank you ladies!!

Crab Cakes

1 lb crab meat

2 pieces of dry bread

salt & pepper to taste

celery & parsley leaves


1 tblsp of melt butter

1 tblsp of salad dressing

1 teasp baking powders

1 egg & 1 hard boild egg

Shred crab meat, cut bread and vegetables and hard boiled egg into small pieces. Combine in a bowl with remaining ingredients. Form into small patties and cook as preferred. Hot oil = 4-5 minutes per side, broiling = 8-10 minutes; both cook until golden browned.

2 thoughts on “Crab Cakes

  1. There was a recipe my mom used to make from the Hints from Heloise column that was for salmon balls that used baking powder. Super yummy but we don’t make them any more because of the deep frying in oil and trying to be good and watch our cholesterol, blah, blah, blah. The baking powder (added with liquid) makes them light and fluffy and more like a fritter. I imagine that’s the intent here–keep them light. I also think that maybe the salad dressing in question is actually of the mayo/miracle whip variety. I was looking through Reminisce magazine this weekend and they had a horrid recipe advertisement (vintage ad pictures) for lime gelatine with tuna–a layered molded salad that called for mayo and salad dressing and the pictures were of jars of mayo and a miracle whip dressing. I’ll have to send you the page it was on. I thought of you as soon as I read the recipe.


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