Crab cakes won't stick together....how to fix?

I followed recipe exactly--put an egg in--but they don't cohere....could/should I use, for example, a bit of mashed potato just to help them bind?

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  • MB
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Add more breadcrumbs, or shape into cakes & refrigerate for about half an hour.

  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I prefer using course rather than fine breadcrumbs, Japanese panko bread crumbs work perfectly, but crushed saltines work well too. Always be willing to add a little more egg and breadcrumbs if it doesn't want to hold together. After my mixture is the right consistency I place a piece of plastic on top, pressing it together rather firmly and chilling before forming into cakes.

  • 1 decade ago

    Add a little bit more flour, maybe a tablespoon or two. Then shape patties and refrigerate for a bit, then try frying.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Add a little flour; it should do the trick. Corn starch is good.

  • 1 decade ago

    Add a tablespoon of mayo - works every time!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cornstarch, arrowroot or flour.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Make crab salad. ;)

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