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Vegetarian Keto “Crab” Cakes
15 mins
10 mins
25 mins

Crab cakes can easily be made keto with a simple swap for bread crumbs, but today we are going even further to make a keto crab cake that is crab-less! That’s right, a vegetarian-friendly crab cake with absolutely zero meat that still achieves that flakey interior and a crisp buttery crust! Recipe from ruled.me

Course: Dinners + Mains
Keyword: Dinners + Mains
Diet: Keto, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Servings: 3
Calories: 372 kcal
  • 1 can hearts of palm drained
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp onion diced
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 3 tbsp almond meal
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil
  1. Drain the hearts of palm. Using a fork, shred the pieces until they resemble crab meat.

  2. Mix in the Old Bay, mayonnaise, almond flour, beaten egg, and parsley to combine.

  3. In a skillet heat the butter over medium heat and sauté the diced onion until translucent then gently fold into the hearts of palm mixture.

  4. Place the almond meal and Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish. Mix together. Separate the mixture into six equal balls roll. Press into the mixture so that each ball is flattened into a patting and covered with the coating.

  5. Place each patty on a baking sheet, top with any remaining coating.

  6. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the avocado oil. Fry each patty, two at a time, turning carefully to brown each side. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Keto “Crab” Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 264IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.