Preparation / Directions:
Carefully remove the cartilage from the crab meat, keeping the pieces as large as possible. Blot crab meat with paper towels.
In a medium bowl, mix the egg, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay and mayonnaise until combined. Add crab meat and crackers and toss lightly but thoroughly.
Shape the mixture into 6 large crab cakes or 24 small crab balls. Place on a baking sheet or platter. If not cooking immediately, refrigerate covered.
To cook on the stove: Pour about 1/4-inch oil into a large skillet and heat over moderate heat until hot. Add crab cakes or balls without crowding and saute on each side until golden, about 2 to 4 minutes per side. Remove to paper towels to drain. To broil: Preheat broiler to high and broil as close to unit as possible until golden on each side.
Serve with cocktail sauce and/or tartar sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes