Why Do Crab Cakes Fall Apart? - Boxhill Crabcakes


Why Do Crab Cakes Fall Apart?

why do crab cakes fall apart

A good crab cake will firm up in the oven, a bad one will crumble.

While crab cakes can be amongst the ultimate in luxurious and delicious seafood delights, the truth is that it can be difficult to make or find good ones. Many just taste off or simply fall apart before they can really even begin to be called cakes. In order to ensure that you are creating the best possible crab cakes, follow these important tips.

Only Use High Quality Crab

Obviously crab plays a huge roll in crab cakes. If you don’t use good crab, it only follows that your crab cake will not taste good. While it’s easy to find pickled crab meat in pasteurized tubs, this crab is not fresh, already overcooked, is wet, and has a very unfortunate smell. It does not make for luscious crab cakes. What you need to make delicious crab cakes is either fresh-pickled lump or jumbo lump crab meat. Always use fresh delicious crab meat, which is easy to get during the season at any seafood retailer.  

How To Make Sure Your Crab Stays In Cake Form

This can be difficult as, unlike beef, crab meat does not want to bind with itself and stick together in neat shapes. You can try all you want, but you will effectively mangle your crab meat and it will still fall apart without some kind of uncoagulated protein to make the pieces stick together.  While egg is a popular choice, it alone is not enough to make crab cakes retain their shape. A starch binder is also required. The key here is maintaining the proper balance, as too little binder means your crab cakes will fall apart, but too much will give your crab cakes an unfortunate texture.

The Methods Of Cooking Crab Cakes  

There are numerous ways to cook crab cakes which yield different results, but getting the classic tender on the inside and crispy on the outside kind of crab cakes that people traditionally think of can prove to be a challenge. From incorporating different ingredients, to leaving out binders and partially freezing the filling, there are many ways to go.

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