My grandma was amazing and emblazoned Maryland cooking day in and day out. My grandmother passed on several amazing recipes to my mom when she and my dad married. This is one of those recipes.
This is a traditional Maryland Style crab cake. What’s the difference between ‘Maryland Crab Cake’ and ‘Maryland Style Crab Cake’? Nothing except where the crab comes from. Most of the canned crab on the market does NOT come from Maryland, but instead come from the Philippines, Thailand or other waters outside of the Chesapeake Bay. So, since I’m not sure where you are getting your crab, this is a ‘Maryland Style’ crab cake.
I’ve given some notes as well on how to make a lower fat version of this recipe. But, if you want to impress, use the full fat version and your family and friends will be in pure blue crab heaven.
You can make 6-8 large crab cakes, 12-16 small crab cakes or 24-30 crab balls with one pound of crab cakes. The recipe is the same, except you may need more bread crumbs to cover the crab balls.