Crab cakes may remind you of cocktail parties, weddings, or sun-soaked getaways to the seashore where you seek refuge from the sun at a fish shack that serves only the freshest local seafood. Most traditional crab cake recipes include breadcrumbs or flour (or both) and are deep fried in vegetable oil so the end result is a greasy, bready puck that disrespects the naturally sweet, succulent essence of lump crabmeat. We remade the classic crab cake to make it Primal and keto-friendly. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients; we like the way the vegetables and seasonings accentuate the crab, but if you prefer a pared-down version, the crab, almond flour, herbs, mayo, egg, lemon juice, salt and pepper would make a perfectly lovely crab cake, too.
Mini Keto & Primal Crab Cakes
8 oz. lump crabmeat
2/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup parsley, chopped
1/3 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup dill, chopped
1/4 cup carrot, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika
2 1/2 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen Mayo
1 tsp. dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Squeeze out any excess liquid from the crabmeat.
Combine the crabmeat, almond flour, parsley, celery, dill, carrot, onion, salt, pepper, and paprika in a bowl. Mix in the mayo, mustard and lemon juice. Whisk the egg and mix it in with the crab mixture.
Form 16 small crab cake balls from the mixture.
Heat the oil in an oven-safe pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the crab cakes to the pan and sear for 1-2 minutes. Carefully flip the crab cakes over and sear for an additional 1-2 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the crab cakes are firm.
Allow them to cool slightly before removing them from the pan. Insert toothpicks and arrange them on a platter. Create a quick dipping sauce by mixing your favorite Primal Kitchen Mayo with a little lemon juice and paprika.
Nutrition Information per serving (per crab cake):
Total Carbs: 2 grams
Net Carbs: 1 gram
Fat: 7 grams
Protein: 24 grams
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