Can You Freeze Crab Cakes – How To Freeze Crab Cakes

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Crab cakes are so good!  What else can you say?  They are just decadent.  Everyone has a preference for the ones they love the best, but I guess I’m just not too picky.  I think they’re all great!  Of course, crab cakes made with fresh lump crab meat with only the slightest amount of bread or cracker filling, definitely taste the most authentic.

It’s important I think to get the best, freshest lump crab meat you can find.  Good quality crab meat can be a little pricey so if you make the investment you absolutely do not want any to go to waste.  Also, serving crab cakes is a great option when entertaining but they can be a little bit time and labor intensive.

Can You Freeze Crab Cakes?

Luckily, crab cakes will do quite well in the freezer.  You can preserve any left overs for a future meal or prepare the crab cakes in advance for entertaining.  Freezing crab cakes may seem a little bit daunting since that taste of freshness is so important to a delicious crab cake.  Not to worry!  With the proper steps, frozen crab cakes will be just as good as fresh.

How To Freeze Crab Cakes

Crab cakes can be frozen prior to cooking them or after they are cooked.  Uncooked crab cakes will last for 2-3 months in the freezer.  This method works particularly well for entertaining.  Cooked crab cakes will last 4-6 months in the freezer so leftovers easily become a delicious future meal.  If freezing cooked crab cakes, be sure to let them cool to room temperature before preparing them for the freezer.

  1. Wrap each crab cake in plastic wrap tightly enough to ensure that no air is trapped inside.
  2. Now wrap each crab cake in aluminum foil.
  3. Place the individual crab cakes in a freezer safe container or bag. You want to be sure they are all lined up and flat so they don’t lose their shape.
  4. Label and date
  5. Place in the freezer

How To Thaw Frozen Crab Cakes

To thaw the frozen crab cakes, simply move them from the freezer to the refrigerator.  Cooked crab cakes can be quickly microwaved to reheat.  If you prefer them to be a bit crispy, just place them in the oven on a cookie sheet to heat them through.  If the crab cakes were never cooked, bake them in the oven or cook them in a pan as you would have done when they were fresh.  This very simply process will not only save time and money but also make enjoying a delicious crab cake a more frequent indulgence.




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