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VIRGINIA THIS MORNING: Mama J’s crab cakes

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) –  Velma ‘Mama J’ Johnson shares her recipe (and secret ingredient!) for making mouth-watering crab cakes. Velma also shares a few ideas for side-dishes that pair perfectly with crab cakes (or any traditional Southern meal!).

 RECIPE: Mama J’s Crab Cakes


  • 2 cans jumbo lump crabmeat
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Worchester sauce
  • 2 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 Tbsp crab base
  • 1 Tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ Tbsp dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

Beat eggs in a bowl. Add additional ingredients to eggs and beat until well mixed. Fold crabmeat into mixture and scoop & pat crab cakes into patties. Spray skillet with Pam and place crab cakes in skillet until golden brown on both sides. Garnish and serve