Homemade Crab Cakes Sandwich Recipe with Garlic Aioli

This Homemade Crab Cakes Sandwich Recipe with Garlic Aioli is served on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato and onion!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Chef Billy Parisi


For the Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the Crab Cake:

  • 1/4 cup of small diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup of small diced yellow pepper
  • 1/4 cup of small diced poblano pepper
  • 3 cloves of finely minced garlic
  • ½ peeled and small diced sweet onion
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pound of picked pasteurized jumbo lump crab meat
  • 2 cups of Panko bread crumbs
  • Lea an Perrins to taste
  • Tabasco to taste
  • Old Bay seasoning to taste

For the Italian Fries and Toppings:

  • 2 Idaho potatoes sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup of sliced green onions
  • Old Bay seasoning to taste
  • 6 to asted brioche buns
  • 2 thinly sliced vine ripe tomatoes
  • ½ thinly sliced peeled red onion
  • 6 leaves of green leaf lettuce


  • Start by preparing all vegetables accordingly.
  • Next, in skillet on low heat with 1 tbs butter add in chopped peppers, shallots and garlic and cook for 4-6 minutes.
  • After they are cooked let cool in the refrigerator.
  • While it is chilling add the sliced potato chips to 1/4 C olive oil on high heat and cook until crispy, but not burnt. Set aside on paper towel to dry.
  • Once they are dry toss with lawrys and green onions and set aside.
  • Next add crab, mayo, eggs, panko, lemon juice, lea and perrins, tabasco, mustard, old bay and cracked pepper to the chilled pepper mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Form the crab cake mixture into 4 inch patties coating them in panko and set aside.
  • Saute the crab cake patties in 2 tbs olive oil on medium-high heat browning on both sides and finishing in the oven on 350° for 8 - 12 minutes.
  • In the mean time simply add all ingredients for the aioli in a bowl and mix well. Once everything is done simply plate of the dish.
  • Add the crab cake patties to an onion or brioche roll with lettuce, tomato, onion and the wonderful aioli. Serve with the Italian fries and fresh strawberries. Enjoy!