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Chili Lime Crab Cakes

Maryland's Culinary Claim to Fame

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Maryland has been called the "capital of crab." In fact, the blue crab is one of Maryland's state symbols.

Mark Laubner, the Corporate Executive Chef for Phillips Restaurants, shared the following recipe for his Chili Lime Crab Cakes with Good Morning America during its Maryland show, which is part of ABCNEWS' 50 States — One Nation — One Year project.


  • 1 pound crab meat
  • 10 salted crackers, crushed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoons cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine all of the ingredients at one time in a large mixing bowl. With your hands, form the mixed ingredients into crab cakes — size them as you prefer.

    Sauté the cakes in 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil on both sides until they are golden brown.

    Recipes courtesy of Mark Laubner © 2002

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: crab meat, chili garlic paste, ranch dressing

    Course: Appetizer/Starter, Breakfast, Brunch

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