If you’re a fan of seafood, pre-made crab cakes can be a convenient and flavorful option for a quick and satisfying meal. In this article, I will guide you through a simple and delicious method for cooking pre-made crab cakes, ensuring that they turn out crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.

1. How To Cook Pre-Made Crab Cakes


  • 4 pre-made crab cakes
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil (such as vegetable oil or olive oil)
  • Lemon wedges (optional)
  • Tartar sauce or remoulade sauce (optional)


Prepare the Crab Cakes

If the pre-made crab cakes are frozen, allow them to thaw in the refrigerator overnight or according to the package instructions.

Next, carefully remove the crab cakes from their packaging and place them on a plate or baking sheet.

Preheat the Oven or Skillet

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) or a skillet over medium heat on the stovetop.

Oven Method

Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Place the crab cakes on the baking sheet, leaving some space between each cake.

Bake the crab cakes in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and heated through.

Flip the crab cakes halfway through the cooking time for even browning.

Stovetop Method

Add 1 tbsp cooking oil to the skillet to create a thin layer on the bottom. Then place the crab cakes in the skillet, being careful not to overcrowd them.

Cook the crab cakes for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and heated through. Adjust the heat if necessary to prevent burning.

Serve and Enjoy

Once the pre-made crab cakes are cooked to your desired level of crispiness, remove them from the oven or skillet.

Transfer the cooked crab cakes to a serving platter or individual plates. Serve the crab cakes while they are still warm.

Optionally, garnish with lemon wedges for a bright citrus flavor. Serve with tartar sauce or remoulade sauce on the side for dipping, if desired.

Cooking pre-made crab cakes is a simple and delicious way to enjoy a seafood treat. Whether you choose to bake them in the oven or cook them on the stovetop, following these instructions will help you achieve perfectly crispy and moist crab cakes. With minimal effort and a few minutes of cooking time, you can savor the flavors of these pre-made delicacies.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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