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Keto Crab Cakes

Keto Crab Cakes

How much salt do crabs like on their food?..  Just a pinch... but seriously Keto Crab Cakes!  This calls for a shell-abration.  These are so delicious I must be dreaming...somebody pinch me.  Shore-ly I'm over the claw-ful limit of crustacean related puns,  This can't conch-tinue.  Okay, Okay, Okay that was the last one.  I was all-in on shell-abration, but by the time I got to conch-tinue, I knew if I kept going I'd end up at crab-ohydrates, and that's a little too cheesy... even for me.

Crab meat is a delicious protein option rich in B vitamins, phosphorous, selenium, copper, and omega-3’s.  Not only does it taste delicious but it also can boost your immune system, promote cardiovascular health, and reduce inflammation.  One thing to be cautious of when shopping for crab meat, is the imitation stuff.  Always opt for real crab as imitation is a highly processed food that can contain all kinds of starches, sugar, and even MSG. Plus, it's actually made of white fish and usually wheat as well.  This is especially useful information for keto-dieters because of all the added starches a single serving of imitation crab meat can contain up to 20g of carbs.  

Check out these other resources to read more about the awesome nutritional benefits of crab meat and more reasons to avoid imitation crab:

7 Incredible Crab Benefits

Benefits in Crab Meat

Mystery Meat: Imitation Crab

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Keto Crab Cakes

These Keto Crab Cakes are easy to make and taste just like traditional crab cakes, don't skip the sauce!

prep time: 5 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 15 mins


8 ounces, lump crab meat
1/4 onion, diced 
1/4 cup diced red pepper
1/4 cup almond flour
1 egg
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, for frying
Greens, for serving 

Tartar Sauce:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon chopped dill pickle
1/2 tablespoon minced onion
1 teaspoon Swerve 
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon paprika


1. In a medium bowl mix together the crab cake ingredients, form into 6 patties. 

2. Place all of the sauce ingredients in a small jar with a lid, shake to combine. 

3. In a cast iron skillet heat the butter over medium heat. Fry each crab cake for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. Serve with tartar sauce, greens, and a wedge of lemon.



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