Does anyone have any suggestions on what to use instead of crabmeat

I don't like seafood, however I do like the other ingredients that were in this crab cake recipe. In the 80's sometime (my teens), I made "crabless crab cakes" using this recipe. I just substituted extra bread for the crabmeat. Below is the original recipe off a tin of Old Bay Seasoning. They no longer have this recipe on the tin.

I made this a few years ago and my Girlfriend and her Daughter loved it. Whatever I did came out good. I wanted to make it again shortly after, but it didn't come out too good. I must have got cocky since the first time was so good, my second time was "dense" because of the bread.

Do you have any ideas of something I can use in place of the crabmeat instead? I like the texture of a crab cake.. nicely fried, so I'd like to try and keep that in mind. I guess I could just mix everything and dip the bread in like french toast.


2 slices dried bread, crusts removed


1 tablespoon mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon McCormick® Parsley Flakes

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon OLD BAY® Seasoning

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1 pound lump crabmeat


In a large bowl, break bread into small pieces. Moisten with milk.

Add mayo, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, baking powder, OLD BAY, salt, egg and crabmeat. Mix lightly and shape into 4 patties. If time permits, refrigerate patties 30 minutes to help keep them together when cooking.

Broil or fry until golden-brown on both sides.


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