• 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • A generous dash of hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon bottled horseradish
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed saltines
  • 12 ounces fresh jumbo lump crabmeat (do not drain), picked over for shells and


Serves: 4 servings


Preheat oven to 400F.

Mix together the mayonnaise, mustards, hot sauce, horseradish and egg in a large bowl.

Gently stir in the saltines and crabmeat. (The crab cakes may be formed immediately, but they're easier to shape if you refrigerate the mixture for an hour.)

Divide and shape the mixture into 4 to 6 large crab cakes. Place on a lightly oiled or nonstick baking sheet and bake 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately.