Pappas Crab Cake Recipe: 10 Healthy Benefits

Pappas Crab Cake Recipe Is This the recipe for your dreams? Well, if you’re dreaming about that special someone wanting to spend time with you and cooking together, then hell yeah. This is the ultimate crab cake.

I read, ate, and cooked a lot last night. I’ve seen the crab cake recipe in the Food Network magazine all week. And while it is a great crab cake, it’s not quite striking me as perfect yet.

It’s too crumbly and easily falls apart on the grill since it is not flaky like a good seafood cake should be.

Pappas Crab Cake Recipe
Pappas Crab Cake Recipe

This is how it’s done at Pappas Seafood House in Austin, Texas! The number one seafood restaurant in Texas for nearly 20 years.

How To Make Pappas Crab Cake Recipe?


  • 1 lb Lump Blue Crabmeat
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 oz Pappas Dry Rub (recipe below), divided
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs, crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste 


Step 1. Prep your crab meat, add in 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 oz Pappas Dry Rub (see recipe)

 Step 2. Fold all ingredients together, shape into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes

Step 3. Heat grill (grill pan or stovetop) to medium heat and brush down with melted butter

Step 4. Form crab cake into a ball and flatten out about a 1/4 inch thick

Step 5. Dust the crab cake with panko bread crumbs, press down gently to compact the breadcrumbs

Step 6. Grill for 5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Fact Of Pappas Crab Cake Recipe:

Servings: 1

Nutrition Amount

Can Homemade Crab Cakes Be Frozen?

Well, yes, it can. Wrap the crab cake tightly in plastic wrap and place it inside a freezer bag with as much air taken out as possible. It will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.

10 Healthy Benefits Of Pappas Crab Cake Recipe

1. Increased heart health

Blue crab meat is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. We know that these are the good fats that keep your heart healthy and strong.

2. Helps prevent osteoporosis

Studies show that a little bit of crab meat can help keep you strong and support your bones and joints.

3. Anti-inflammatory

The chemicals in crab meat are anti-inflammatory and may help with muscle aches, cramps, arthritis, and joint pain.

4. Helps fight cancer

Anything that can fight cancer in our bodies is good for us, to be sure! Crab has a good amount of lycopene which is thought to reduce the risk of prostate and other cancers by 50%.

5. Stabilize blood sugar

Crabmeat has a good amount of protein which helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce cravings for sweets, carbs, and fast food.

6. Provides more energy:

The protein in crab meat gives us the power that lasts longer than carbohydrates. That means we can have more energy without needing extra calories! Awesome!!

7. Helps you sleep

I love crab meat because it has tryptophan which helps the body make serotonin and melatonin. That means a longer sleep and more energy in the morning!

8. Great source of vitamin B12 and B6

These vitamins are important for energy metabolism, brain function, and blood cell production.

10. Helps fight anemia

Crabmeat is high in iron which helps your red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body.

How to Eat?

Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs and crab cakes with cornbread. Delicious!! The kids loved it.

Lunch:  Crab and mozzarella salad, served with garlic bread or buttery crackers. Yum! 

Dinner:  Grilled crab cakes are perfect on the grill any night of the week.

Dessert:  Crab cakes, cream cheese, and pecan pie – who wouldn’t want to try this? 

There you have it, my friends. The perfect crab cake recipe.

Bottom Line

Living up to its name, this is one of the best crab cake recipes you’ll find. It’s got a great flavor and great ingredients that come together perfectly.

The only downside is that it’s a bit on the expensive side. But, if you’re ever in Austin, Texas, you must try Pappas Seafood House and their famous crab cake! It will be well worth your time and money.

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