Dinner Tonight: Crab Cakes with Avocado Lemon Sauce

My name is Shay and I’m a crab cake addict.
I could probably eat a crab cake every night for the rest of my life.  #nojoke #ilovethem
I’ve been making these crab cakes for years but for some reason, have never blogged them…so here you go.  They’re simple.  They’re baked.  They’re delicious.  They’re for dinner tonight.
This recipe makes 8 large crab cakes but you can make them smaller and bake them about 8 minutes for appetizer sized cakes (that should yield about 16).
Shopping List
12 oz lump crab meat
6 to 8 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
1 cup plain breadcrumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 avocados, cut into chunks
4 tablespoons sour cream
the juice and zest of one lemon (about 1 tablespoon each)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper and lightly spray with Pam.  Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine crab meat, green onions, Old Bay seasoning, bread crumbs, beaten eggs and Dijon.  Take an eighth of this mixture and form it into a round crab cake (I place a biscuit cutter on my baking sheet and put the crab mixture inside to form my crab cakes).  Repeat with the remaining crab mixture.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
While the crab cakes are baking, make your sauce.  In a food processor, add in your avocado pieces, sour cream, lemon juice and lemon zest.  Pulse until mixture is combined.  Add a little more lemon juice if the sauce is too thick.
Once your crab cakes are done baking, remove from oven and serve immediately with Avocado Lemon Sauce.
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  • Ramona April 28, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Now you are speaking my love language. I love crab cakes and could probably eat them every day too.

  • Narci April 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Crab cakes, avocado, and lemon: oh my goodness! This looks and sounds delicious!!

  • adrienne April 28, 2015 at 11:45 am

    These look awesome! Thanks Shay! And thanks fir printer friendly version ?

  • Justine April 28, 2015 at 11:55 am

    This recipe sounds so delicious, fresh and easy! I think I will be requesting these crab cakes for my Mother's Day dinner!! 🙂

  • Laura Edwards April 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Hey Shay! These look awesome! Wonder if you have ever used gluten free breadcrumbs?

  • JDeffenbaugh April 28, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Where do you find lump crab meat? Is it in the cans by tuna or is that just imitation?

  • Lauren Nelson April 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I love all of your recipes because they are simple and just like my mom made growing up. Thanks to this post yet another meal is being added to the list!

  • Mix and Match Mama April 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    You can certainly used canned crab meat but I bought it from the fish monger at my grocery store. He had it available behind his counter.

  • SheaVH April 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    My name is Shea, and I am also addicted to crab cakes! I hear ya girl. Thanks for the recipe, I have never tried to make them on my own so I'm hoping it goes well!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} April 28, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love a crab cake too! That sauce sounds yummy!

  • Di April 28, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    these look delish! Never heard of 'Old Bay Seasoning'…what is in it so I can find similar seasoning?

  • Mix and Match Mama April 28, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Old Bay seasoning is a very popular fish seasoning blend found on both your fish monger aisle and your spice aisle! Trust me, you'll find it!

  • Susan C. April 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    These sound so yummy! My hubby has been asking me to make crab cakes for awhile now…..so I'm pretty sure you just made his week! LOL these are so simple and delish sounding I'm going to make them for dinner this week. 🙂
    -what side do you serve with these?


  • Mix and Match Mama April 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    On this particular night, we had roasted tomatoes and a Caesar salad. 🙂

  • RebeccaLynn17 April 28, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Love, Love, love a good crab cake! I'm fortunate to live on the east coast, and we have access to fresh Maryland lump back crab meat! Have you ever had that kind? So delicious!

  • Sierra April 29, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Those look incredible! I love crab cakes, yum!

  • Terri D. July 27, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Shay!
    I made your crab cakes and we really liked them!!
    One question: they were a bit salty….I'm wondering if the Old Bay seasoning was meant to read 2 teaspoons instead of 2 tablespoons?
    Would you mind clarifying for me? The sauce was amazing too:)
    Thanks so much!!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 28, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Yes! It's tablespoons! Divided between the 8 crab cakes, it should be the right amount!

  • Liz October 13, 2015 at 10:29 pm


    I made these tonight for dinner and oh my gosh are they SALTY! We could barely eat them. Are you doubly sure it's not supposed to be two teaspoons of Old Bay? I think the recipe would be perfect if that were the case. Anyway, just thought I would check. 😉