Old Ebbitt Grill Crab Cakes

The Old Ebbitt Grill is located in Washington D.C.  These are especially nice crab cakes as they are mostly crab with very few fillers.

Old Ebbitt Grill Crab Cakes

Old Ebbitt Grill Crab Cakes

Yield: 4 crab cakes.

four Maryland crab cakes, lemon wedges, and arugula on a platter

Maryland Crab Cakes

Maryland style crab cakes are well known for not having any filler and plenty of flavor.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab cake, Maryland Crab Cakes, Seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 236kcal


  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 Saltine crackers


  • Pick the crab meat over to remove any shells or cartilage.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning, parsley, mustard, and water and mix until smooth.
  • Add the mayonnaise mixture to the crab meat and mix, being careful not to break up the lumps of crab meat.
  • With your hands, crush the saltines into crumbs and carefully mix them into the crab mixture.
  • Form crab mixture into patties.
  • Pan-fry or broil the crab cakes until golden brown.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1119mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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  1. terpsez108

    trick is using two bowls and a whisk add an egg to the liquid and substitute a slice of Arnold white bread crumbled for the crackers– whisk the binding completely smooth fold into the meat and coat with good bread crumbs — you can pick through a lb of special meat for a third of the price and make a superior cake to this one– (from a MD Eastern Shore resident)– not some 35$ a plate elite grill in Georgetown where you pay 10% tax on top of the tip

  2. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    These recipe is very good! I discovered Old Bay seasoning about two years ago, and love it. I will be making these again when.
    My Mom made crab cakes when I was a kid these are a little more complicated then her recipe but they are so good!!!

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