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Low Carb Crab Cakes

A delicious and elegant dinner of crab cakes absent all the carbs - no bread crumbs!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Fish & Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crab
Servings: 4
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Joanie and Chris



  • 1 cup Crab meat lump
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 stalk Celery finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1/2 Shallot finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Coconut flour
  • 4 tablespoons Olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tablespoons Butter


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. Sauté the celery for 3 minutes, then add the chopped shallot and sauté for an additional 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine the egg, Worcestershire, and Dijon mustard, mixing until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the Old Bay, parsley, coconut flour, and cooled vegetables, mixing thoroughly.
  • Gently add the crab meat to the egg mixture, folding to combine. Try not to break up the crab lumps.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the crab mixture, again folding gently.
  • Heat the remaining olive oil and butter over medium heat in the nonstick sauté pan. Divide the crab mixture into equal parts to form 4 cakes, squeeze firmly to form a solid cake.
  • We also recommend that the cakes be plated and refrigerated for a couple hours before cooking. They will hold together better.
  • Place the cakes carefully in the hot oil. Cook for about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. We suggest covering your pan so they cook through. Lift an edge after three minutes. They should be browned and hold together well.
  • Remove from the pan with a spatula and plate. Pour any remaining hot butter/oil sauce over the cakes once plated. Serve hot with remoulade sauce on top or on the side.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.1mg | Net Carbs: 2g