Mashed Potato Crab Cakes

December 5, 2011


    Hello Monday morning! After 4 hours of sleep on Saturday, 4:30am came pretty early this morning. I dragged myself to teach spinning and felt 1,000 times better by the time class was done. Exercise does so many great things for your mind and body – it’s amazing.

    When looking at our pictures of visiting Santa this weekend I realized I never shared my crab cake recipe from last week. Brady admitted these may be the best crab cakes I have ever made. When I asked him to guess the secret ingredient, he had no clue.


    Mashed Potato Crab Cakes

    • 1 can premium crab meat, picked free of shells and drained
    • 1 cup prepared mashed potatoes (such as Simply Potatoes)
    • 2 green onions (green and white parts), finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper, green or red
    • 1/4 cup light or low fat mayonnaise
    • 1 egg
    • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
    • 1/4 lemon, juiced
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1-2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
    • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
    • 1/4 cup EVOO for simmering

    1. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, except for the oil.
    2. Shape into patties and add a little more panko to crust if you would like.
    3. Heat oil in a large skillet over low-medium heat.
    4. When oil is hot, carefully place crab cakes, into pan.
    5. Leave crab cake to simmer for 4-5 minutes or until browned.
    6. Flip and cook 4-5 more minutes.
    7. Serve warm!


    The mashed potatoes add a new dimension and texture to ordinary crab cakes!

    Try them.

    Thanks, Simply Potatoes.


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    4 Responses to “Mashed Potato Crab Cakes”

    1. Amanda Says:

      crab cakes are my absolute favorite…and my husband hates them! (idk whats wrong with him sometimes!!) never thought about adding mashed potatoes in them, but i will be trying it the next time i make them…when hes out of town!

    2. Drew Says:

      Seriously? You can’t even be bothered to make your own mashed potato and you’re posting recipes for crab cakes? I think I’ll restrict myself to only taking cooking advice from someone who isn’t incredibly lazy in the kitchen.

    3. TheHealthyHostess Says:

      Thank you for your comment. This recipe was made for Simply Potatoes. They requested a recipe using their product they sent to me. Thanks for your feedback.

    4. Amber Says:

      I hate crab, but my hubby loves crab cakes. We have crab meat we had frozen, that needs to be used up. So I’m going to try these tonight, hopefully I will enjoy them. I’m hoping the other flavors will do the trick.

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