Broiled crab cakes: Place crab cakes on a baking sheet and brush them with melted butter. Broil until the tops turn golden brown, usually 12 to 15 minutes.
Pan-fried crab cakes: Heat your preferred cooking oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add crab cakes to the pan and cook until they are golden brown (3-5 minutes). Flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes.