When you want a flavorful meal that is high in protein, low in carbs, and so easy to make, try these homemade Gluten-Free Crab Cakes using canned crab. This recipe is also made grain-free using almond flour.

crab cakes cooked and served on a white platter

One of my favorite easy weeknight meals are these homemade Crab Cakes. This gluten-free recipe takes minimal effort and is really satisfying. Serve your Gluten-Free Crab Cakes with a salad, coleslaw, steamed veggies, or whatever side dish you like.

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Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine the ingredients for the crab cakes in a medium bowl, including the canned crab meat, onion, 1/3 cup of almond flour, mayo, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

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Step Two

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then use your hands to form the crab cakes using the mixture you just made.

Step Three

Use your hands to form 8 patties, and dip each one into the extra almond flour. Chill the patties before frying them.

Step Four

Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet and fry the patties for a few minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.

gluten-free crab cakes served with fresh parsley and lemon slices

FAQs

What gluten-free flour do you like?

I almost always use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour because I get very consistent results.

What kind of mayonnaise do you recommend?

I like using avocado-oil based mayonnaise brands like Primal Kitchen.

Other Gluten-Free Main Dishes You Might Like

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crab cakes served on a white plate with fresh lemon

Gluten-Free Crab Cakes (Grain-Free)


Description

When you want a flavorful meal that is high in protein, low in carbs, and so easy to make, try these homemade Gluten-Free Crab Cakes using canned crab. This recipe is also made grain-free using almond flour.


Ingredients

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  • 2 6-ounce cans crab meat
  • ½ onion, minced
  • 1 cup almond flour, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup dairy-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crab meat, onion, 1/3 cup of the almond flour, egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. Stir gently to combine.
  2. Next, place the remaining 2/3 cup of the almond flour in a clean bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Use your hands to form the crab meat mixture into 8 patties, placing each patty in the almond flour to lightly coat each side.
  4. Lay each coated patty on the baking sheet and refrigerate the patties for at least 20 minutes before frying them. Refrigerating the patties will help them stick together when you fry them.
  5. When you’re ready to fry the patties, heat up a tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  6. Place the patties into the hot skillet and let them cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown. Depending on the size of your skillet, you may have to work in batches.
  7. Serve the crab cakes hot.

Notes

  1. Serve your Crab Cakes with a salad, coleslaw, steamed veggies, or whatever side dish you like.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Pan fry
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: crab cakes using canned meat, almond flour crab cakes

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