Grate Grilled Crab Cakes

Everyone has their own favorite crab cake recipe and many are quite good. We have adapted this particular one for use on the grill. In order to grill a crab cake it needs to have a bit more fortitude to survive the grilling process. Use this recipe loosely as a guide and feel free to add your own flair.

Grate Grilled Crab Cakes

  , , ,

Last updated Feb 17, 2020

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins


16 oz Crab Meat, preferably lump

1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs

1 T Dijon Mustard

1 T Mayonnaise

1/2 T Hot Sauce

1/2 T Cajun Seasoning

1 Large Egg, whisked

1 T Minced Red Onion or Shallot

2 T Vegetable Oil, for grilling


1Preheat grill to medium heat 400F

2Flake the crabmeat into a large bowl and add the breadcrumbs, mustard, mayonnaise, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, egg and onion. Mix well but do not overwork or the cakes will be mealy.

3Divide the mixture into 8 balls and flatten/form each one make the cakes. Lightly brush the cakes with oil right before you place on the grill.

4Place crab cakes on preheated grill. Lift and twist each crab cake after 3 minutes to get nice diamond sear marks. Flip crab cakes after an additional 2 minutes. Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove from grill to serving platter.

5We grilled some pineapple to go with our crab cakes but you can pair yours with whatever floats your boat.