Crab Patties

Crab patties

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The eastern coast states of Maryland and Virginia are noted for their seafood, particularly crab and lobster and this is a typical dish of the region. They may be served hot or cold.
Servings: 4
Calories: 535


  • 1 lb Crabmeat shell and cartilage removed and flaked
  • 3 oz Fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2 Tbs Mayonnaise
  • 12 Spring onions scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 Hard-boiled egg finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Chopped fresh marjoram
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 4 floz Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 bunch Watercress


  • Combine the crabmeat, breadcrumbs, egg yolk, mayonnaise, spring onions (scallions), egg, marjoram, lemon juice and seasonings.
  • Mix and knead the mixture until it is well blended. Shape into 5 cm (2 in) balls, then flatten them into patties with the palm of your hands.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying-pan. Add the patties, a few at a time, and fry for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until they are evenly browned.
  • Transfer to kitchen towels to drain while you fry the remaining patties in the same way.
  • Arrange the patties on a warmed serving dish and garnish with the watercress. Serve at once, if you are serving them hot.
Calories: 535 kcal
Carbohydrates: 19 g
Protein: 27 g
Fat: 39g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 146 mg
Sodium: 1172 mg
Potassium: 400 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 3 g
Vitamin A: 579 IU
Vitamin C: 16 mg
Calcium: 131 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Cuisine American
Ingredients Crab, Fish & Seafood
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