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Keto Crab Cakes

Keto Crab Cakes

Keto crab cakes that are less than 1g net carbs! A crispy, golden crust outside and filled with crab meat and seafood spices. An easy recipe anyone can whip up for dinner in under 30 minutes. An healthy option that's light and taste great. Have them as your main meal or an appetizer.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 7 cakes
Calories 76.7 kcal


  • 8 ounces lump crab meat
  • 2 teaspoon old bay seasoning (sub with any seafood seasoning)
  • 3 tablespoon mayo
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 lemon


  • In a mixing bowl combine crab meat, mayo and old bay.
  • Zest the full lemon then cut in half and squeeze half the juice in
  • Add in egg and mix well.
  • Add oil into a frying pan to medium/high heat. Take a tablespoon and scoop crab cake mix and form into patty. I was able to get 7 with this method.
  • Fry 2-3 minutes each side or until golden. Remove then serve.


Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Adding pork rinds, breadcrumbs are used to give an added crunch and to replace toss in 1/4 cup of pork rind panko in place. Some use almond flour but this isn't needed at all.
  • Refrigerate, I made the cakes ahead of time. Then later in the day I uncovered the cakes and fried them that way. But, they can be made right after mixing.
  • For leftovers, store in a container or wrap in foil. Store no more than 3-5 days and 5 is pushing it.
  • Using an air fryer, heat air fryer to 400ºF and cook for 8 minutes


Nutrition Facts
Keto Crab Cakes
Amount Per Serving (1 crab cake)
Calories 76.7 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.4g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 29.1mg10%
Sodium 384.7mg17%
Carbohydrates 0.3g0%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 6.8g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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