Maryland Crab Cakes

from Cheryl Tull ~ Smith Island Sweet Shop

Maryland Crab Cakes Smith Island Style!


  • 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 3 Tab. mayo.
  • 2 tsp. mustard
  • 14 Ritz crackers crushed
  • 1 tsp. sherry cooking wine
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 Tab. parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. Maryland crab meat

Beat egg first, then add mayo, mustard, salt and pepper, Old Bay and parsley.
Add cooking wine and then crackers.    Mix thoroughly.
Add crab meat and mix gently with your hands so lumps will stay together.
Heat about 2/3 cup of oil in frying pan and use either your hands or an ice cream scoop to help form each crab cake.
Fry till golden brown on each side.
**Optional 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs.

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