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!
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
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!
Calories: 414 kcal Carbohydrates: 8 g Protein: 56 g Fat: 16 g Saturated Fat: 5 g Cholesterol: 285 mg Sodium: 2215 mg Potassium: 566 mg Fiber: 2 g Sugar: 3 g Vitamin A: 826 IU Vitamin C: 19 mg Calcium: 155 mg Iron: 4 mg