Secret Recipe Club: Crab Cakes


My favorite day of the month is the Secret Recipe Club reveal day.

I’m honored to be a part of this diverse international group of food bloggers. In case you forgot, everyone in the Secret Recipe Club gets “assigned” a blog from which we are supposed to pick a dish to cook. But, it’s all done in secrecy. It isn’t until the ultimate reveal day (today) that everyone showcases the dishes and discovers who’s been their secret foodie link. This club has provided me valuable exposure to blogs I might not otherwise encounter.

My assignment this month is the food blog, So Tasty So Yummy!

I was immediately drawn to all the tasty food photos throughout the site and began bookmarking recipes for my summer To Try list: Creamy Mango Chicken Taquitos; Thai Sweet Chilli Salmon; Lemon Artichoke Chicken Orzo Pasta.

The recipe index is vast and varied with recipes that appeal to all palates. What I love the most is the sample weekly menu plan at the top of the blog. If you’re too lazy or just don’t have any time to figure out what to cook for the week, you can rip off the recipe planner that provides meal ideas for every night of the week!

While I’m not a food snob in the least, being a native Baltimorean, I am definitely very particular about my crab cakes. It’s hard to find a genuine crab cake that isn’t full of filler or tartar sauce or imitation meats. And, it’s very RARE to find a crab cake on a menu that’s BROILED or BAKED, not fried.

So, can you imagine my sheer delight when I found a recipe for crab cakes on So Tasty So Yummy? I literally SQUEELED. I’m coming off Father’s Day weekend where I spent 2 joyful hours eating steamed crabs at home in Baltimore. I couldn’t wait to test run another crab-based recipe. My kids absolutely adore mom’s recipe for Hot Crab Dip so I felt like the odds were in my favor that they’d like the crab cakes….

The original Crab Cake recipe is from Bon Appetit. Of course, there are key ingredients that MUST be included in every Crab Cake recipe. If Lump Crab Meat and Old Bay Seasoning are not listed, don’t even waste your time baking. I love the addition of mustard and the fact that there’s not too much mayonnaise. And, I’m never going to argue with a Crab Cake recipe that requires BROILING not pan FRYING.

These cakes were delicious. My kids loved them. They contain just the right amount of meat. The crackers are another subtle yet brilliant way to bind the cake together without using more filler.

If you can stomach the price of lump/jumbo meat, I promise you’ll be in CRABBY HEAVEN eating these.

Enjoy and check out So Tasty So Yummy for a plethora of easy, tasty recipes.



  1. YUMM! I’ve never attempted crab cakes at home, but I sure do love to eat them!! 😀 Beautiful pics, and excellent choice for SRC this month!!

  2. I love a good crab cake! I’ve never tried to make them at home because I am still too intimidated to cook with seafood that is new to me (i.e., not shrimp). However, this recipe seems pretty easy, so maybe it’s about time that I give it a try! Great pick this month, thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I adore crab cakes and these look JUST amazing! What a great SRC pick – Karen

  4. Such pretty crab cakes. Happy SRC reveal day!

  5. I love crab cakes and this recipe sounds about perfect!

  6. Yum I love crab cakes but have never attempted to make them myself. Yours look great and so easy. Great pick!

  7. Love crab cakes but have yet to try making them at home…yours looks so tasty and so yummy! LOL,,,,Great SRC pick!

  8. Another example of a recipe I have on my files to try for… forever, or so it seems!

    not sure why it takes me so long to do things I plan to do in the kitchen, but it’s nice to have a nudge in the right direction

    great choice for SRC!

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