Tex Mex Crab Cakes Recipe

      12 Servings


  • 8 ounces Fresh Lump Crab Meat
  • 1/3 cup Diced Red Bell Pepper
  • 3 Green Onions, Diced
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeños Jalapeño, Seeded and diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • juice from half a Lemon
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/3 cup Ritz Crackers, Heaping, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil, Or canola oil


  1. In a medium mixing bowl add the crab meat, diced bell pepper, diced onion, chopped cilantro, and diced jalapeno. Stir to combine.
  2. Add in the spices and mix. Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, egg, and crushed crackers. Stir until mixed.
  3. Take about 1/4 cup of the crab mixture and form into a little patty. Place this on a baking sheet or plate. Continue until all the crab mixture is formed into patties.
  4. Place the crab cakes into the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour.
  5. Once the crab cakes are cooled and set, heat the cooking oil in a medium sized skillet over medium to high heat.
  6. Gently add two to three crab cakes to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes. Carefully flip the crab cake over and cook on the other side for another 3 minutes. Remove the crab cakes from the pan, place on a plate lined with a paper towel, this will soak up any extra oil. Continue until all the crab cakes have been cooked.
  7. Serve with Southwestern Dressing and enjoy!


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Author: Serene Herrera
Recipe Yields: 12 crab cakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 100 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 crab cake
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 37
Calories 73

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 210mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Serene Herrera

About Serene

Serene is the blogger behind House of Yumm, and loves all things Tex-Mex thanks to a Texas transplantation from California. We're so excited she's sharing her favorites with you!