Several years ago a local restaurant advertised crab cakes. They advertised, I asked to go, he said no. They'd advertise more, I'd ask again to go, and he'd say no. This went on for weeks until, finally, I wore him down. We went and I was very disappointed. Perhaps it was because of all the anticipation that I had built up, I'm not really sure but that disappointment prompted me to create my own. My first and most important adjustment would be to omit the red bell pepper. I played around with the recipe and what I came up with and received rave reviews from my toughest critics!!
2 cans crab meat
1/2 cup bread crumbs (may need more if batter is too wet)
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp old bay seasoning
1 tsp dried parsley
2 tbsp helmans mayonnaise
2 egg whites
Drain crab meat. Mix all ingredients together and pan fry until golden brown.