Innovation #10: Crab Cake Kit – All Ingredients Included

crab cake kit

Handy Seafood, the oldest seafood processing company in the United States, is the first to reach 125 years of age. Handy is celebrating this milestone achievement by highlighting products developed throughout the years. Handy’s October innovation focuses on the Crab Cake Kit. 

Since 1894, Handy has operated from the shores of Crisfield, Maryland which is known as the crab capital of the world.  So Handy knows crab cakes. With the growing trend of meal kits, Handy thought it only made sense to develop a crab cake kit.  The crab cake kit includes three ingredients: crab meat, seasoning mix and sauce blend.

Crab Cakes are not the easiest thing to make.  First, you need the right recipe and ingredients. Handy developed a Maryland-style recipe that was tested by the people of Crisfield who know a great tasting crab cake. “It’s not an easy task to perfectly balance ingredients in a crab cake,” stated Gina Brown, Test Kitchen Manager at Handy Seafood. You need the right grades of crab meat and seasoning so Handy took care of all that. Handy’s Crab Meat Combo contains meat from the entire crab which gives crab cakes the best flavor. The layered blends consist of jumbo lump, lump, special, and claw which give the whole crab flavor.  

Second, all the ingredients are included so you only purchase one item verses up to 10 separate ingredients. That is a huge cost savings and you’re left with no waste. 

Third, the kit is refrigerated so these are fresh never frozen crab cakes. They taste just a fresh crab cake made in the restaurants here on the Eastern Shore. 

Finally, the end user can’t mess up this recipe. The instructions are so simple as you can see from the video found here: Basically, you open three packages from the container and mix, form and bake.  

The instructions are fool proof, no waste of leftover ingredients and a fresh crab cake originated by the people of Crisfield, Maryland. Handy’s crab cake kit comes in 2 versions. The retail store version makes four 3 OZ. crab cakes or 24 minis and the foodservice version for restaurants makes twenty 3 OZ. crab cakes or 120 minis.  Visit for more information and to learn more about Handy’s product line.



Handy Seafood is a family-owned company with 125 years of quality seafood processing. Products include soft shell crabs, crab meat, crab cakes, seafood specialty items, oysters and artisanal fish.
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