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plate of lemon, plate of parsley, plate of low carb shrimp cakes with a stripped blue and white towel

Low Carb Shrimp Cakes

If you're a shrimp lover these low carb shrimp cakes are just for you! Shrimp is low in fat, but adding cheese to these makes them great for a keto friendly dinner.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 10 cakes


  • 1 pound deveined shrimp
  • 4 ounces shredded cheese (I used monterey jack)
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoon Parsley ((optional))
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoon blanched almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon whey protein isolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon Xanthan gum


  • chop shrimp into small bits or as best as you can due to the shrimp already being small
  • combine all ingredients except for almond flour, whey protein isolate, and xanthan gum
  • mix together almond flour, whey protein isolate, and xanthan gum
  • now toss into shrimp and mix together using hand or spoon
  • In a saute pan add a bit of oil about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, coconut oil, or oil of choice
  • in medium size balls add shrimp cakes to oil on medium to medium high for about 3-5 minutes each side. Keeping a close eye on browness


***You can swap out whey protein isolate 1:1 for regular whey protein powder or egg white powder. Similarly something that is concentrated protein
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