Most crab-cake recipes call for breadcrumbs or soda crackers; food editor Shira Bocar loves oyster crackers, so she crushes them up and folds them into the crab mixture before pan-searing the cakes.



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  • Combine mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire, chives, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Fold in crackers and crab just until combined. Using a 1/3-cup measuring cup, form mixture into 3-inch round patties.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Cook half of patties until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes a side. Repeat with remaining oil and patties. Sprinkle with chives and serve, with lemon wedges.