Speedy Crab Cakes with Cajun Seasoning

Flecked with scallions and breadcrumbs, these crab cakes are pan-fried for a crispy exterior. We serve these cakes with a dipping sauce made from Dijon mustard and pepperoncini for a twist on rémoulade.

Speedy Crab Cakes with Cajun Seasoning
Photo: Photography / Jacob Fox, Styling / Sammy Mila
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 large egg

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, divided

  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 3 scallions, chopped, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 12 ounces jumbo lump crabmeat, drained and picked over

  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pepperoncini

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Whisk egg, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise and Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl until combined. Stir in 2/3 of the scallions. Add crab and panko and stir to combine. Form the mixture into 4 patties, about 3 inches wide.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cakes and cook, turning once and lowering the heat if necessary, until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  3. Meanwhile, stir sour cream, the remaining 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, the remaining scallions, pepperoncini and mustard together in a small bowl. Serve the crab cakes with the sauce and with lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
21g Fat
12g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Vitamin A 225IU 5%
Sodium 519mg 23%
Potassium 336mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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