Gluten-Free Keto Crab Cakes
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Keto Crab Cakes

Gluten-free and keto crab cakes are made with almond flour instead of breadcrumbs. They are wonderfully crispy and delicious!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword crab, gluten free, keto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 crab cakes
Calories 298kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 8 oz fresh lump crabmeat gently picked through and shells removed
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup almond flour blanched finely ground
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • In a medium bowl, lightly whisk the egg with a fork. Mix in the crabmeat. Mix well with a fork, pressing on the crab meat with the fork and breaking up any large pieces.
  • Mix in the mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, kosher salt, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Then Mix in the parsley and the almond flour.
  • Use a 1/4-cup scoop to portion out six portions of the mixture. Use your hands to form the portions into six 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  • Place the crab cakes on a platter lined with wax paper. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Add the crab cakes. Cook them for about 4 minutes without moving, until you can see on the edges that the bottoms are browned.
  • Carefully, using two spatulas, flip the crab cakes. Very gently press on their tops to slightly flatten, then cook on the other side until browned, about 3-4 more minutes. Remove them to a plate lined with paper towels, then serve.



The fresher the crabmeat, the better the cakes will taste.
If out of fresh garlic, try using 1 teaspoon of garlic powder instead.
At least half the cooking fat will remain in the skillet but is needed for properly cooking the patties. The nutrition info reflects this.


Serving: 2crab cakes | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 757mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g