The most quintessential Maryland dish is crab cakes. Serve them on a platter at your fangate -- you can even make mini one-bite crab cakes and serve them as finger food! Crab cakes also make a nice substitution for the traditional ground chuck burger patty on a bun. Be sure to remember the Old Bay! In Maryland, it’s basically sacrilegious to eat crab without it. 😉
Whisk together the green onions, egg, yogurt, mustard, hot sauce, lemon juice, and Old Bay Seasoning in a bowl. Add the crab, and mix to combine. Then add in the panko breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper, and stir together.
Form the crab mixture with your hands into four 1-inch-thick round patties.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium. Fry the cakes on both sides until golden brown and crisp, 4 minutes per side.
Serve the patties on the buns with lettuce, red onion, and tzatziki, as you would a burger. (You can also serve them on lettuce without the bun for an almost carb-free crab cake burger.)