These Deliciously Crispy Keto Crab Cakes are Extra Easy to make in a Waffle Iron. Making Fish Cakes in a Waffle Maker helps get them Extra Crispy. That’s why it’s the preferred method! If you don’t have a waffle maker… you can easily Bake or Fry the Crab Cakes instead. Baked, Fried or Waffled… they’re Always best served with a Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce which Compliments them Perfectly.
Commonly Asked Questions about making Keto Crab Cakes
Are Crab Cakes better Fried or Baked? You can make them either way but my personal preference would be to fry them. Although they’re delicious cooked both ways… I love making my crab cakes in the waffle maker because it gets them extra crispy and they don’t fall apart as easily.
Can I Make Crab Cakes in a Waffle Maker? Yes making keto crab cakes in the waffle maker is a great option. They get extra crispy and don’t heat up the house as much as the using the stove would.
Are Crab Cakes Keto Friendly? Typically Crab Cakes are made with bread crumbs, which means no they aren’t usually keto. This recipes uses coconut flour in place of the bread crumbs, making them a great option for the keto and gluten free diets. For an even lower carb option, try using pork rind crumbs in place of bread crumbs. Pork rinds don’t have any carbs, which makes them a great keto alternative.
Can I use Imitation Crab to make Crab Cakes? Imitation crab usually isn’t keto or even gluten free. Lots of brands put wheat flour in their imitation crab. Some others use rice flour. If you’re not on a restricted diet you can use imitation crab to make crab cakes but if you’re gluten free or keto you may want to give it a miss.
How Do You Make Keto Crab Cakes?
To make this Keto Crab Cake recipe start by draining the liquid off of the canned Crab. Then add it to a mixing bowl and add the egg, garlic, mayonnaise, lemon juice, melted butter, coconut flour (or gluten free bread crumbs) and onion powder. Mix until very well combined.
Preheat your waffle iron, then lightly grease it. Divide the crab mixture into portions (4-8 depending on size of your waffle maker). Cook each of the crab waffles until golden brown. Serve with a side of Garlic Mayo Dip and a slice of Lemon.
WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC DIET?
The ketogenic diet (often called keto) is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares similarities to paleo, Whole30, and Atkins. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, and replacing it with fat. When your body switches to burning fat for its primary fuel source, that’s when you hit ketosis.
While on the Keto diet you’re supposed to get at least 70 percent of your calories from fat, 15 to 25 percent from protein, and 10 percent from carbohydrates. You’re supposed to avoid all grains, legumes, root vegetables, fruit, (except berries) and sugar.
Keto Waffled Crab Cakes
I like making this Waffle Keto Crab Cake Recipe on a Hot Summer Day because the Waffle Iron doesn’t Heat up my House as much as using the Stove or Oven would. On really hot days, I’ve even plugged it in outside. It makes dinner time so easy and the best part is you’re family will absolutely love them. These crispy and satisfying fish cakes can be made ahead of time and then reheated in the oven or toaster oven. They can even be reheated in the waffle iron
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- Almond flour or pork rinds can be used in place of the coconut flour if preferred. Pork rinds don’t have any carbs, which makes them a great low carb alternative. Use a 1/4 cup of pork rinds in place of the coconut flour.
- The crab cakes can be fried in a frying pan or in the baked in the oven instead of the waffle iron.
- The canned crab can be switched out for canned chicken, canned tuna or canned salmon.
- Fresh Crab can be used instead of the canned crab if preferred.
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Keto Crab Cakes
- 2 Cans Crab Meat
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tsp Garlic minced
- 3 Tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
- 2 Tbsp Butter melted
- 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
- for the Garlic Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 Tsp Garlic minced
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- Drain the liquid off of the canned crab, then add the crab meat to a mixing bowl. Add the egg, minced garlic, mayonnaise, lemon juice, melted butter, coconut flour (or bread crumbs) and onion powder. Mix until very well combined.
- Preheat your waffle iron, then lightly grease it. Divide the crab mixture into portions (4-8 depending on size of your waffle maker). Cook each of the crab waffles until golden brown. Serve with a side of Garlic Mayo Dip and a slice of Lemon.
- To Make the Garlic Sauce: Mix the mayonnaise with the lemon juice, minced garlic and salt. Stir until smooth.
This Recipe for Keto Crab Cakes makes 8 Servings
(the amount of crab cakes depends on the size of your waffle maker)
1 Serving or 1/8 of the recipe (without the sauce) =
135 Calories | 7.75 g Fat | 1.25 g Carbs | .6 g Fiber | 6.5 g Protein
.65 g Net Carb per Serving
For the Garlic Sauce (1/8 of the Batch)
100 Calories | 11 g Fat | 0 g Carbs | 0 g Fiber | .2 g Protein
Note: Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Keto Waffle Crab Cakes Recipe
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