How do you keep crab cakes from falling apart?

To keep the crab cakes from falling apart while you’re cooking them, you’ll want to refrigerate them for a bit before cooking. Keep that prep time in mind when making these crab cakes, and you’ll be good to go.

Is it better to fry or bake crab cakes?

We love the technique of baking, rather than frying the crab cakes, which allows you to achieve a pleasingly crisp exterior without the mess of frying or the risk of greasiness. You can form the crab cakes ahead of time and refrigerate them — for 30 minutes or up to several hours — before baking.

What kind of crab do you use for crab cakes?

The process is pretty similar, but Maryland crab cakes generally use Maryland blue crab for the crabmeat. Some recipes for Maryland crab cakes also call for a certain kind of seasoning to be used or extra bread crumbs, but using blue crab is essential.