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Crab Cake Sliders

Crab cake sliders are a delicious way to have a taste of the beach any time right at home. Mini crab cakes sit on top of soft buns and are topped with a hearty helping of crunchy coleslaw for a dinner or lunch you'll love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 227kcal


  • 1 lb lump crab meat
  • 1 tbsp chopped Italian parsley
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup seasoned brea crumbs
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For The Coleslaw Mix

  • 1 12 oz bag coleslaw mix
  • 3/4-1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 heaping tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste


Making The Crab Cake Patties

  • Add all of the wet ingredient to a large mixing bowl, whisk together until evenly combined.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and toss just until combined- trying not to break up the crab meat too much along the way.
  • Let the crab cake mixture rest in the bowl for 5-10 minutes, then form it into 8 uniform patties.
  • Lightly spray a 9x13" baking dish with non stick spray, adding the patties to it. Bake them at 350° for roughly 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and set aside.

Making The Slaw

  • Add all of the ingredients to a separate, large mixing bowl and toss until evenly combined.
  • Cover and chill, until ready to use.

Assembling The Crab Cake Sliders

  • Add the cooked crab cakes to soft buns, and top each with a hearty dollop of the prepared coleslaw.
  • Top with top buns, and serve with slices tomatoes, green leaf lettuce, and thinly sliced red onions on the side for garnish.
  • Enjoy!


  • The crab cake mixture may seam a bit moist, and that's ok! 
  • Don't overmix once you add the crab meat to the mix. You want big pieces of crab meat running throughout.
  • The lemon juice is key. It adds a lot of extra freshness to the recipe.
  • Don't like coleslaw? You can skip adding it if you prefer.


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg