10 Minute Crab Cake with Garlic Aioli

When cooking with seafood the biggest challenge I always have is… did I cook it enough?  Is it still raw?  How do I know if it is done? A crab cake can be tough!

What I love about crab, is the fact that you can buy it already pre-cooked.  The recipe is simple – just add seasonings, bread crumbs, and a fat to hold it together.  In this instance, it’s mayo. Don’t complicate a crab cake.

I know that when I leave work I don’t have a family to come home to. I don’t have kids or a husband that need my attention.  I also don’t have anyone to sit down at the table with.

That can’t stop me.

I am specifically using this period of singleness in my life to prepare for a family, prepare for a husband and kids vying for my time.  I am building up a store house of recipes so that when that day comes – I have something to lean on because currently there isn’t anything out there that I have found to prepare me.

I hope you find excitement in the fact that I see this need, and as someone that loves the kitchen and desires to help you enjoy it too… the mindset I am slipping into my friends, is yours.

So when I started creating this recipe – I wanted it to be easy.  Dump, stir, fry, eat. It’s that simple.

Don’t take away from your precious family time – in fact, use this as a simple and easy recipe that even your kids can help with!

Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir.

Roll the mixture into 8 little patties.

And fry.  it will only take a couple of minutes, so while those are frying up make your aioli, or buy some – either way!

Then enjoy! I plated mine on arugula because why not!  It makes everything look better and gives you an excuse to get a few more green veggies in. Hope you’re loving this and more from my cookbook!


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10 Minute Crab Cake with Garlic Aioli

  • Author: Abby
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 crab cakes 1x


If you aren’t a fan of Tarragon – just wait until you eat these puppies!  These are so quick and easy you literally dump all of the ingredients, mix, and fry up!  And they are so delicious!!


  • 1 can of cooked crab
  • 2c Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2c Aioli or mayo
  • 1/4c tarragon, chipped finely
  • 1/4c parsley, chopped finely
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon Juice of 1 lemon

Garlic Aioli:

  • 1/2c fat free mayo
  • 1/4c sour cream
  • 2 tsp chopped dill
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Combine all ingredients (if crab mixture feels dry, add more mayo)
  2. Make into patties
  3. Fry in skillet (with butter – it’s more flavorful)
  4. Enjoy!

Garlic Aioli: Put everything in a blender or food processor and mix up!


Note: Total time includes Garlic Aioli

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Keywords: Crab Cakes, Dinner, Seafood, Fast, Easy, Convenient, Cooking,

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I’m Abby, and I’m all about setting the table every day and making a simple dinner with easy recipes to enjoy with friends. The inspiration you’ll find here are simple and meant to encourage you to declutter your table and invite friends over! I spend my days working as a marketer for a retail company and dreaming of dinner time. I really hope that through A Table Top Affair you will find a newfound love for your kitchen and that relationships would be formed around your table.

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