Maryland Crab Cake Superbowl Recipe

Looking to make a Superbowl recipe that honors a team playing in the game? Try my healthy, baked Maryland Crab Cake recipe. Baltimore, as you know by now, will be facing off against the San Fransisco 49’ers next Sunday. Even though they beat my beloved Patriots, I’m going to cheer for Joe Flacco who is also a University of Delaware alumni. Who are you rooting for?

Maryland Crab Cake Superbowl Recipe (Makes 8 medium or 16 small patties)

  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Cholula or other hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup of chopped Green Onion (usually just 1 stock)
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped Red Bell Pepper (you can used jarred if you prefer)
  • 2-4 tbsp chopped Parsley
  • 1/2 cup of Whole Wheat Breadcrumbs (see below for gluten free option)
  • 1 cup Crab Meat (I mixed 1/3 lump with 2/3 Jonah crab meat)

Combine the first 7 ingredients. Whisk together until well blended. Next add in the green onion, red pepper and parsley. Mix together. Gently fold in 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs and the crab meat, careful not to break up pieces of the lump crab. Place remaining breadcrumbs on a plate. You may let crab cakes sit until you are ready to make them. Preheat oven to 400F. Form little patties with your hands or ice cream scoop. Place on top of breadcrumbs and coat top and bottom. Place on to a baking sheet. Either make 8 evenly sized medium patties or 16 small cakes. Cook in the over for 10 minutes. Take out and turn over. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes. You may also pan fry the crab cakes on each side until golden brown. Enjoy!

Baked Maryland Crab Cakes for Superbowl

Feel free to top with tartar sauce, a little yogurt ranch dressing or more Cholula hot sauce!

Who are you rooting for on Sunday?

Gluten free? Most mustard is gluten-free . Grey Poupon is in fact gfree, and so is Old Bay seasoning! The Jonah crab I bought from Shaws said it was packaged in a factory that handled gluten so you might want to either de-shell your own or just use all lump crab. Lastly, swap the breadcrumbs for gluten free breadcrumbs or buy a bag of lentil chips and crush them up for a crispy substitute! For more gluten free ideas check out the Udi’s Gluten Free Community!

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