In a medium mixing bowl add the crab meat, diced bell pepper, diced onion, chopped cilantro, and diced jalapeno. Stir to combine.
Add in the spices and mix. Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice, egg, and crushed crackers. Stir until mixed.
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.
Place the crab cakes into the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour.
Once the crab cakes are cooled and set, heat the cooking oil in a medium sized skillet over medium to high heat.
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.