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Keto Crab Cakes

they use breadcrumbs as a binder, however as many of you know already, crushed pork rinds are a terrific substitute for breadcrumbs and now, you can even buy pork rind crumbs in a jar for your breading pleasure!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 2
Calories 414 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup crab meat I get fresh crab meat from my seafood counter, however lump crab meat in a can works well too
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp seafood seasoning (like Old Bay)
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped, around 1 - 2 stalks
  • 1 tbsp serrano pepper chopped, optional
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp pork rinds crushed
  • olive oil if pan frying

Instructions
 

  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and spray with your favorite cooking spray (I use avocado oil spray).
  • Saute the celery and red onion until just beginning to get translucent - around 5 minutes.
  • Beat the egg, mustard and Worcestershire in a small bowl.
  • Add your crab meat to the bowl and mix to combine.
  • Add your seasonings, pork rind crumbs and celery and onion.
  • Mix gently to incorporate.
  • Form into 4 equal sized patties and let it set in the fridge for at least an hour or up to 4 hours.

If Pan Frying

  • Heat 2 - 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a nonstick pan.
  • Place the keto crab cake patties in the oil and cook until golden brown on each side, around 4 minutes.

If Air Frying

  • Place crab bake patties in a single layer with about 1/2 inch between them.
  • Lightly spray the tops with cooking oil.
  • Cook on 370? for 10 minutes.

If Baking in the Oven

  • Preheat oven to 375?.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Arrange crab cakes on liner.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until brown on one side, then gently flip each crab cake and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve with keto tartar sauce, lemon slices or your favorite keto-friendly seafood sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 56gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 285mgSodium: 2215mgPotassium: 566mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 826IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 155mgIron: 4mg
Keyword crab cakes, seafood
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