Crab Cake Tacos with Mustard Sauce

SERVINGS: About 16 "silver dollar"-sized cakes (tortilla size determines how many tacos that will make)

Crab cakes:

  • 8 oz. lump crab meat
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 4 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
 Mustard Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Worcestershire sauce, a few shakes
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste


  • Scallions, chopped
  • Flour tortillas
  • Slaw mix


  1. Sauté diced onions, peppers, and garlic until the vegetables are soft.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine sauteed vegetables, lump crab, egg, crushed saltine crackers, mayonnaise, Dijon, lemon juice, parsley, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Cover a frying pan with cooking oil and heat to medium-high heat.
  4. When oil starts to ripple, crab cakes are ready to fry. Form small cakes (small enough to fit inside the tortillas you have), and fry cakes in batches.
  5. Fry cakes on one side and, once browned (usually after a couple minutes), flip cakes and fry the other side.
  6. Mix the mustard sauce by combining listed ingredients in a separate bowl and mixing well.
  7. Build the tacos by placing a couple crab cakes on a tortilla, topping with chopped scallions and slaw mix, and drizzling with mustard sauce.