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  • 1 tbsp. butter OR margarine
  • 13 c. diced red bell pepper
  • 8 oz. crab meat, flaked OR imitation crab meat, diced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. Durkee® Minced Onion
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. Durkee® Chesapeake Bay Spice
  • ½ c. dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. corn oil


  1. Melt butter in small saucepan or skillet; sauté red bell peppers until tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Combine sautéed peppers with crab meat, egg, onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, seafood seasoning and bread crumbs in large mixing bowl. Blend thoroughly. Form into 2-inch diameter patties.
  2. Heat oil in heavy skillet on medium low heat. Sauté crab cakes until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side. Serve with Zesty Tartar Sauce.


Crab cakes can be served on toasted buns for a sandwich.