Crispy Shrimp Cakes

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 8 patties (I serve two patties per person) 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Southern


Crab cakes move over! The crispy shrimp cakes are in town, and they are full of delectable seafood goodness. Perfect with a squeeze of lemon and a salad.


  • 1 pound finely chopped peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Combine all ingredients except oil and lemon together and form into 8 patties. They will be soft and loose – don’t worry! Chill for about 30 minutes in the fridge.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add patties to skillet – you may find it easiest to help them along by transferring them from the plate to the skillet with a spatula.
  3. Fry each side until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges.