Crab cakes get a Louisiana spin with Cajun spice and corn. Although any type of crab works here, we prefer the texture of lump crabmeat. Serve with Zesty Rémoulade Sauce. Make it a meal: Serve on arugula salad.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2006


Recipe Summary

50 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, corn and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add crab, egg white, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, mayonnaise and lemon zest. Mix well.

  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions (about 1/2 cup each). Form each portion into an oblong patty that's about 4 inches by 2 inches. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and 2 teaspoons oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1 heaping teaspoon of the breadcrumb mixture over the top of each croquette, then gently press it on.

  • Bake the croquettes until heated through and golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.


Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; protein 26.9g; carbohydrates 24.2g; dietary fiber 1.9g; sugars 3.6g; fat 7.5g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 135.4mg; vitamin a iu 134.4IU; vitamin c 17.7mg; folate 45.8mcg; calcium 168.1mg; iron 6.7mg; magnesium 16.6mg; potassium 151.4mg; sodium 933.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 1g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and Easy! I usually don't leave reviews for recipes but this one was SO good that I had to! It was super easy VERY flavorful and you get to eat two patties for under 300 calories! I was stuffed and well within my diet goals bonus! I would highly recommend this recipe. I followed the recipe as-is and wouldn't suggest any changes! Pros: Easy healthy and delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Will add this to my go to recipes! I modified the recipe slightly. I didn't have green pepper so used red pepper. Didn't have mayo so used jalapeno greek yogurt also added 1 tsp of dijon mustard and 1tbsp cucumber dill yogurt dressing and 1 garlic clove. I used panko bread crumbs. I shaped into patties and just mixed the bread crumbs with the cajun seasoning and pressed into patties. I refrigerated for about an hour and sprayed the patties with olive oil didn't have canola oil in a pump. I cooked them on parchment paper and flipped them over about half way through. Yummoooo. Pros: Very tasty. Cons: a little time consuming and messy but worth it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We tried the recipe with mayo this weekend and it was very good. Enjoy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I haven't tried these yet because first it says get sour cream but in the preperation it says add which one does it take? The recipe sounds wonderful though I can not wait to try them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and easy! This recipe was delicious - it was full of flavor and easy to make. I splashed a little fresh squeezed lemon juice on mine which made it even more savory. I will definitely make this again. I think this would be a great dish for families or it could make a nice appetizer for entertaining if you just serve one croquette instead of two. Pros: Quick easy flavorful Cons: Need to serve with salad or sides to feel full Read More