Crab Cake Slider Recipe

We first discovered this Maryland crab cake slider recipe at Mutt’s near East New Market, MD. (sadly, no longer in business). Anyway, do you know that the secret to making a business lasts is to create a website? In the online world, your business can survive even after several years as long as you’re able to manage it well. Fortunately, there are Web Design Services now that can help you if you’re not a tech person. Mutt’s would serve them as a dozen sliders with a full sleeve of Saltine crackers – along with a bottle of hot sauce (Louisiana brand I think), and a roll of paper towels.

crab cake sliders
Served with a side of cucumber-tomato salad.

It’s been our go-to crab cake recipe ever since.

Folks may want to make bigger crab cakes and broil them (go for it!), but these crispy slider-sized crab cakes are our favorite way to make them.

Crab Cake Sliders Recipe

Makes 12-16 Crab cake sliders


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbs Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Prepared Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard (Colemans)
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 tsp dry parsley flakes
  • 12-14 crushed Ritz crackers
  • One pound crab meat (lump is best, but special works fine as well)
  • Canola oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, mayonnaise, both mustards, Old Bay and parsley.
  2. Stir in the crushed Ritz crackers. (Add more crackers if mixture is too wet)
  3. Once blended, gently fold in the crab meat.
  4. Form into patties about 2 inches in diameter and 1/2″ thick.
  5. Place patties on waxed or parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in freezer to flash freeze for 20-30 minutes.
  6. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 to 1/2 inch of canola oil til it shimmers, and pan-fry crab sliders on each side until golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towel and serve warm with saltine crackers, cocktail or tartar sauce.

Cocktail sauce recipe:
1/2 cup Heinz Chili Sauce
1-3 Tbs prepared horseradish, to your heat level preference.
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Here’s a link to view and download a .pdf version of the recipe:

Crab Cake Sliders Recipe PDF to view or print.

Here’s a couple of prep pics.


slider sized crab cake patties ready to fry
Flash frozen crab cakes ready to fry…
crab cake sliders pan frying
Just enough oil to reach half-way up the patty…

Let us know in the comments below if you have any questions, or make this little crab babies and if you like them!



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  1. If these are a little too wet to pat out, just add a tablespoon or two of plain bread crumbs. We love using the Ritz crackers instead of Saltines for our crab cakes – a little sweet with a little salt really brings out the sweet flavor of the blue crab!

  2. I’m trying to get recipe for Mutt’s crabcake sliders. How do I do this? I already subscribe.
    By the way. .I made your Crab Pie and it was delicious!

    1. Hey Jackie! Thanks for the nice compliment about the Crab Pie recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

      We are working on getting the crab cake slider recipe back online. Gremlins are to blame!

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