Crab Cake Burgers

  • Author: Kate Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Southern


  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon – save the other half for squeezing on the cooked crab cakes
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 burger rolls
  • Butter lettuce leaves
  • Tartar sauce


  1. Put scallions, egg, sour cream, mustard, Old Bay and lemon juice in a mixing bowl with a pinch each of salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  2. Add crabmeat and stir. Add crushed chips and stir again.
  3. Divide mixture into 4 sections, and pack each section into a round patty.
  4. Add oil to an electric griddle or a large skillet and heat over medium high heat. When hot, carefully place crab cakes on the cooking surface – I like to slide them on with a spatula to keep them from breaking.
  5. Cook them without moving them for 4 minutes, then carefully flip over. Cook for another 4 minutes and remove to a plate
  6. If you like your rolls toasted (we do!) add them to the hot skillet and toast them until they are golden.
  7. Slather the roll bottoms with tartar sauce, place the crab cake on top, squeeze on a little more lemon juice, top with lettuce and the top of the roll and serve!


If you can find King’s Hawaiian rolls, they make the BEST burger buns!