Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Crab Cakes ( copycat recipe)

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Crab Cakes
1 pound lump crab meat
1 egg
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons cracker meal (5 or 6 saltines, crushed)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Creole mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon finely diced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely diced green bell pepper

Pick through crab meat, removing any shells.

In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and parsley. Add cracker meal, mayonnaise, mustard and pepper; stir until thoroughly blended. Carefully fold in crab, trying not to break up crab pieces. (Mixture may be refrigerated up to 2 days before cooking.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a heavy baking sheet with sides or a shallow ovenproof skillet in the oven to heat.

When pan is hot, drizzle surface with olive oil. Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop crab mixture onto hot pan and flatten slightly. Bake about 10 minutes, until golden brown and hot on the inside.

Arrange 2 crab cakes on a serving plate; garnish with diced bell peppers.

Serve immediately with your favorite sauce.

Yield: 12 crab cakes.

NOTE: Baking (rather than the usual pan-frying) makes these soft-textured crab cakes easy to handle, but they are rather pale on top. For a better appearance, bake on the uppermost oven rack, or bake 10 minutes, turn the crab cakes, then bake 2 minutes more.


  1. Even though I don't like crab, this recipie actually sounds really good! Im a sucker for peppers!

  2. I have never tried crab, not even the imitation stuff. This sounds like it could be yummy. :p

  3. These sound delicious! I love crab cakes :)

  4. Sounds yummy! I might have to try these!

  5. I made your pickles last night, awesome!!! Next time I will have to double batch them, I ate them all by myself, didn't share a one.
    Your crab cake recipe sounds awesome, will try this weekend. Can I use a quality canned crab do you think?

  6. It is hard to get good crab in a can. But give it a try and you may love it.

  7. Looks so good. I know what I'm using my grocery bux rewards on. Crab and fixins.
    marie h

  8. i cant eat fish or shellfish but my husband can so im gonna write this down for him =]

  9. Delicious! Thanks for another amazing recipe!