Homemade Crab Cakes

crab cakes

Whip up these deliciously simple crab cakes for the perfect Valentine’s appetizer!


  • 1 lb lump crab (sustainable)
  • 1 jalapeno, diced with seeds removed
  • 1 small red pepper, diced with seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup fennel, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp Panko bread crumbs
  • 2-3 Tbsp Sriracha or hot sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Optional cocktail sauce


  • 1/2 cup organic ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp hot horseradish



  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Roll into palm-size balls and then flatten slightly.
  3. Pan fry with olive oil until both sides are lightly brown.
  4. Place on an oven stone or baking tray and bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

Serve with cocktail sauce if desired.

Recipe and image courtesy of Chef Jennifer Johnson

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