Ruby Tuesday Crab Cake Recipes

Ruby Tuesday Crab Cake Recipes

All food lovers have great cravings for seafood. These dishes are cooked with a combination of salty and spicy texture that adds a heavenly flavor. Crab meats have been one of the most loved seafood for a long time. The flavor of crab meats is always a must-go item along with any day meal. So, let’s check out some of the best Ruby Tuesday Crab Cake recipes.

Crab meats can be cooked in various ways at home. These dishes can be served as a side dish or as appetizers with the main course meal. If the perfect ratio of spices and cooking methods are followed flawlessly, you can enjoy a delightful taste in no time. So let’s move on to the recipes.

Ruby Classic Crab Cake Recipe

This recipe is one of the best Ruby Tuesdays crab cakes that can be prepared at home. This dish comes with a gravy texture of the mayo and outer crispy layer. So let’s check out the recipe:


  • 1 cup of crushed saltine crackers
  • ½ cups of mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp of mustard and seafood seasoning
  • ½ tsp of soya sauce (any choice)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • ½ tsp of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-lb fresh and washed Crabmeat
  • ½ cups of breadcrumbs
  • 2 sticks of butter

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1:

At first, make the outer crispy covering for the crab meat. Take the crushed saltine crackers in a bowl and add mayonnaise to it. Then add soya sauce, mustard, and seafood seasoning to bring a spicy tang.

Step 2:

Stir all the ingredients for 2-3 minutes until all the ingredients get dissolved. Then add the beaten egg and sprinkle salt while stirring. When the mixture gets creamy and smooth then dip washed crab meats in it.

Step 3:

Roll the crab meats to get an even covering and then refrigerate for 1 hour. This will help the seasoning to settle down perfectly. After that, take breadcrumbs in a bowl and sprinkle pepper in it. Take out the marinated crab meat and make small patties with your hands.

Step 4:

Then place the patties on breadcrumbs and roll to cover all sides with an equal coating. Melt the butter sticks in a frying pan over moderate heat and then release the prepared patties in it.

Step 4:

Fry each side of the ruby crab patties for 4-5 minutes by repeated flipping. Then take them out and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil from the surface.

Finally, the mouth-watering Ruby Tuesday crab cake dinner is ready to be served with rice or bread.

Special Crab Cake with Sauce Combo Recipe

This crab meat recipe comes with gravy and saucy texture making it more tempting. Besides, this dish can be served as appetizers with salad and can enhance the overall taste of the meal perfectly. So let’s start the Ruby Tuesday crab cake combo recipe:


  • ½ cups of oil
  • 1 cup of chopped onions and mixed salad green
  • 1 tsp of seafood seasoning and mustard
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1-lb of crab meat
  • ½ cups of mayonnaise and sauce
  • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp of salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • Lemon zest to garnish

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1:

At first, make the tossing sauce for the crab cakes. Start to heat olive oil over moderate heat and then add onions to it. Sauté until the veggie gets tender and then add mustard with seafood seasoning. This will make the sauce more savory.

Step 2:

Then remove heat and the sauce cool down for some time. Meanwhile, start making crab cakes. Take the fresh meat in a bowl and pour oil on top. Mix properly and add minced garlic, eggs, pepper, and mayonnaise.

Step 3:

Marinate the crab meat pieces with hands perfectly so that all the sides are covered equally. Then sprinkle breadcrumbs to give a crispy outer coating. After that, make small cake scoops and place them on a baking sheet.

Step 4:

Take oil in a frying pan and start to heat. Then release the marinated crab cakes in the oil and fry for 4-5 minutes. Flip the cakes from time to time for eliminating sideburn. After that, take out the fried cake when the outer layer gets brownish and golden.

Finally, the mouth-watering Ruby Tuesday crab cake sauce is ready to be enjoyed.

Homemade Crab Cakes Copycat Recipe

This dish can be the best-served homemade item and the preparing method is also very easy. Besides, the lemon juice garnish and combination of other spices give a tempting flavor to every bite. So let’s start the recipe:


  • ½ cups of cooking oil
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • 1-lb of crab meat
  • 2 eggs mixed in a bowl
  • 1 tsp of mustard and seasoning
  • ½ tsp of garlic powder
  • ½ cups of breadcrumbs and mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1:

Make a gravy texture for the crab meat by frying the veggies. Take chopped onions and bell peppers in heated oil and sauté until a brownish and tender layer appears.

Step 2:

After that, add mustard and garlic powder to enhance the spicy tang. Now marinate the crab meat by mixing it with mayonnaise, sauce, and seafood seasoning.

Step 3:

Then roll the seasoned crab meat in breadcrumbs after making small cake patties. Then release them in the heated oil and fry until a golden and fried layer appears.

Finally, toss the upper layer with prepared gravy to garnish. Then the delicious homemade imitation crab meat cakes are ready to be served.

Recipe 4:

A night out to enjoy Ruby Tuesday crab cake dinner is sometimes just the thing needed after a long weekend for the residents there. Furthermore, the Ruby Tuesday crab cake combo comes with a sauce that enhances the flavor even more.

Now, you can enjoy these delicious Ruby Tuesday crab cakes by making it in the comfort of your home. 

Here is the recipe of how you can prepare the mouth-watering Ruby Tuesday crab cake recipe along with the crab cake sauce recipe on your own.

Ingredients (for the Crab Cakes) 

(Serving for 4 Units)

  • Lump crab meat- around 230 Grams (8 ounces)
  • Green onions- two tablespoons
  • Parsley- one tablespoon
  • One Refrigerated Egg
  • Olive oil- one Tablespoon
  • Mayonnaise- two tablespoons
  • Lemon juice- one teaspoon
  • Dijon mustard- one teaspoon
  • Worcestershire sauce- half of a teaspoon
  • A pinch of kosher salt 
  • A pinch of ground red pepper
  • Panko breadcrumbs- two-thirds of a cup

Ingredients (for the Ruby Tuesday Crab Cake Sauce)

  • One- third of a cup of mayonnaise
  • One tablespoon of tomato ketchup 
  • One tablespoon of chopped capers
  • One tablespoon of sweet pickle relish 
  • Dijon mustard- two teaspoons
  • Juice of half of a lemon 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions on How to Prepare the Ruby Tuesdays Crab Cakes

Step one– Get a bowl and pour 1/3 cup of Panko breadcrumbs

Step two- Pour in the green onions, parsley, egg, kosher salt, lemon juice, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and ground red pepper.

Step three- Mix all the ingredients well until the mixture gets the texture of a lumpy dough

Step four– Add in the crab meat and mix well till it forms a complete dough-like texture this time.

Step five- Divide the dough into four equal parts and make each of those into circular shapes.

Step six- Pour the remaining Panko breadcrumbs into a separate bowl and one by one, coat the crab balls on panko breadcrumbs gently so a layer is created on top of the crab meat balls.

Step seven- Heat up a frying pan on the stove on medium heat and once the pan heats up a little, pour the oil and coat the base of the pan properly and evenly.

Step eight- Once the pan and oil are hot enough, carefully place the balls on the pan.

Step nine- You have to let the crab meat balls cook on each side for almost 3 minutes.

Step ten- Set a plate ready while the crab meat balls cook, set a paper towel on top of the plate.

Step eleven- When the outer layer has a golden-brown look, take the crab balls out of the pan and set it on the towel so the excess oil can be soaked off.

ruby tuesday crab cake sauce recipe instructions:

Step one– set a bowl

Step two– pour all the ingredients into the bowl and whisk the ingredients together until those are well combined. You can also season the sauce with a pinch of salt and pepper according to taste.


Crabmeat cakes have been very popular for the combination of tender meat and upper crispy layer. These dishes can be served as snacks or side dishes on all types of occasions like parties, family dinners, and other outdoor camping. Besides, the goodness of tossing gravy makes the dish more heavenly in every bite.

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