Gluten Free / low carb crab Cakes

This crab’s ready to party! Do you hear the Woo Hoo that he’s screaming?! 😂😂😂


  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise (I use Duke’s squeeze bottle and we love it)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Old bay seasoning
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh parley, chopped
  • 2 14oz can crab meat, drained
  • 1.5 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Canola oil

Tools Needed:


  • Put almond flour, Parmesan cheese and xantham gum in a small bowl and whisk until combined. Set to the side.
  • Put the eggs and mayonnaise in another bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • In a medium sized bowl (I use this metal bowl. It chills well in the refrigerator) add the Parmesan cheese mixture and the drained crab meat. Stir until well combined.
  • Add chives, parsley and spices to the mayonnaise mixture. Stir until well combined.
  • Add the mayonnaise mixture to the crab and stir until well combined.
  • using your ice cream scoop (this creates a uniformed crab cake) place each scoop on your lined baking sheet. Then pat it down to create a crab cake.
  • Place baking sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Take your frying pan and pour canola oil oil in it until it’s 1/2 full.
  • Heat oil until your thermometer reads 375 degrees.
  • Place one crab cake in at a time. Flip over when the sides get a light golden color.
  • Let cook for 30 seconds or so and flip over again. Continue doing this until the crab cake is a nice golden color. By continuously flipping I find that it prevents the crab cake from burning and from getting too dark.
  • Once the crab cake’s done cooking place a paper towel on a plate and put the crab cake on the paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  • Repeat these steps with the rest of the crab cakes.
  • I like to serve my crab cakes on a bed of arugula with my Sugar Free / Keto Cocktail sauce (get the recipe here) and two lemon wedges.

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